Originally from California, Laura Thompson moved to the UK to study International Relations at the University of St Andrews. After reading Richard Sennet’s anthropological and scientific studies, in which he states that technological advances have made us more and more detached from nature, creating a passive culture that deprives our senses, the Glasgow-based photographer knew she wanted to reflect this thought in her photographic work.
“From these findings I began to create modern day mythological narratives in which I explore themes associated with the dislocation of our senses. It is centred on constructed “yeti-like” creatures made up of either disposable manmade plastic forks, earplugs, vinyl gloves, car air fresheners or compact mirrors, each representing one of the senses. These creatures have been consumed by these modern, materialistic items and as such can no longer sense anything at all. Neither human nor animal, they wander between worlds fitting in nowhere, yearning to be part of a world they no longer belong to, and becoming a creature of myth.” Laura Thompson
Glasgow based Lola Dupré is a multicultural collage artist and illustrator currently working in Portugal. Lola creates surreal and fragmented portraits, she uses multiple prints of the same image in different sizes that are combined in one piece. The collage work is handmade with paper, scissors and glue and the process takes a long time, 20 to 30 hours per image.
We like it when things get flipped a bit… Moneyless, whom we met at FAME Festival last year, and Mark Lyken teamed up in Glasgow, Scotland to drop some spaced-out street pieces. Another dimension, another dimension…
The kids need to learn somehow. One of the most recognizable manmade things in the world also happens to be one of the most unexplainable. We are talking about Stonehenge, which lies in Whiltshire in merry ole’ England. And Jeremy Deller has created an inflatable version for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts. You know, because you can’t just bounce around the real thing, now can you? (via)
Somewhere in Glasgow, Scotland, artist Angela Tiara does these custom order plush toys, one of her best being this Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange softie. What a wonderful present to someone who needs therapy.