I just discovered Susan kae Grant's work. I love these haunting and moody scenes, a production straight from the artist's subconscious (from JR Compton for the Dallas Arts Revue):
To bring the imagery out of her subconscious into photographs, Grant slept at a University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center sleep center, where each time she reached REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, indicating the onset of dreams, she'd be awakened and asked questions about the imagery she was experiencing. The gallery has an impressive photo showing the artist plugged into all the high tech electrodes.
Oh, and not that she reads this, but -- Happy Birthday, Mommy!