Ailsa Brims

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I investigate my feelings and emotions via my art.  My artwork is a response to an internal struggle or external event.  I am interested in how it feels to be a human and how I can express that.

I explore voids and liminal spaces in our minds that may feel uncomfortable.   To distract our minds from this, we worry about the past, or are anxious about the future.   Few people connect with the present moment.  But ‘now’ is really all there is. 

Liminal spaces are those that are neither one thing nor another, they are marginal, on the edge, and can be insecure and unstable.   It can be uncomfortable and a dangerous place we are scared to cross, but crossing is transformative, we leave something behind and have a new start.   

I work in several media: photography, watercolour, acrylic, electronic, video and digital. 

Close your eyes for a minute; within each of us is an endless space – there is nothing, there are no ‘things’ – there are no boundaries.  This space can be peaceful and full of potential – it is the universe within. 

We exist in space, but space also exists in us” (Gormley, 2015)