I’ve been having some pretty weird and vivid dreams lately. One night’s sleep involved a marriage proposal from The Office’s Michael Scott ( admittedly, I do have a bit of a Steve Carell crush ) AND an actual wedding to George Michael circa his Wham! days ( and yes, 80s girl that I am, I had a huge crush on GM back in the day ). So it isn’t any surprise that as soon as Welsh artist Laura Redburn emailed her work to me, I was instantly drawn to it.
Her mixed media work, constructions of things and images that inspire her, reminded me of my own dreams. The scenes are familiar and usually friendly, yet slightly so ever askew.
Redburn’s collages unearth old memories, finding them perhaps not quite as we remembered them. Which is sometimes a bit unsettling, but there is a bit of freedom in the renewal of memories in an unfamiliar fashion.
All images are via the artist’s website.