Jemimah Patterson   

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Unheimlich  
Sigmund Freud's consulting chair is an intriguing piece; specifically designed for his study by an architect to conform to Freud's exact body shape. The chair itself, unique in its design appears to be in a state of metamorphosis, as if taking on animal like qualities. Its worn leather and embedded indentations lend themselves towards a feeling that his presence is still with us, just patiently sitting, observing and waiting. In these two works his chair has no grounding, it appears to float upon the glass whilst still casting a shadow on the back of the canvas. Freudís ideas about free association and the interpretation of dreams through his study of psychoanalysis hover within these works.

With special thanks to The Freud Museum for allowing me access to the chair and their own images.

 


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