I haven't really been making work as much as I have been thinking about it. As I was discussing with a fellow artist, thinking sometimes is the hardest and most tiring part of the process of art-making. Reading philosophy, looking at artists, and studying contemporary art theory have been taking up my time outside of work hours (and after the 'vegging-out' after work).
One artist I have been starting to look at closer is Pat Brassington. Her work is seductive, weird, and like nothing I have seen before yet so familiar. Technically she is a photo-media artist but her work stretches beyond just lens and light. Her half-dream like scenes where reality, fantasy, dream, and subconcsious rub up against each other, are slightly repulsive almost to the point where I fear some of my secret (darker) thoughts are being revealed and this feeling of discomfort is mixed with the feeling of desire.
I want to read more into it and push myself to understand the work in a more formal manner. Her photographs of stretched, distorted limbs and the seductive pink curtains or patterned wallpapers in others push and pull me from the rational to the emotional. I don't know what else to say to explain the feelings I get when I look at her work.
All images are sourced from Stills Gallery.