It’s Never A Good Thing To Be Sure You’ve Seen It All: House Of Beasts (2 mins)

“Hovering with rarefied, jewel-like beauty, Tessa’s tiny spectacles resound with a theurgist exotica: their specimen forms borrow from Victorian occultism to evolve as something alien and futuristic.” This is how Patricia Ellis described Tessa Farmer’s unbelievably intricate insect artwork back in 2007. In June, I had the chance to see her latest exhibition up close…

Dreams Can Show What You Need To Know About The World (4 mins)

Dreams are the most readily accessible expression of our vast subconscious mind. They represent a bridge between conscious, rational, everyday thought and the mysterious ‘underworld’ of the unconscious. Dreams can restore our psychological balance and offer up exciting creative opportunities. How much of our brain is dedicated to conscious thought? Incredibly, only a minor proportion…