Saturday, 19 April 2014

In the shadow of Freud's couch

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Anni Bergman, Ph.D., New York
Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Paul Lippman Ph.D
Sylvie Faure-Pragier, M.D. Paris, France
Luis Feder, Ph.D., in his office in Mexico City. Credit: Mark Gerald, Ph.D.
"We create worlds around us that are extensions of our inner life." Mark Gerald psychoanalyst

Way before I became a Nurse I studied Photography at University. I got onto the course  with a selection of Polaroids of my friends, however once on the course I never did another Portraiture project,  I discovered abstract expressionism,  awe, consciousness and colour therapy and I was off discovering myself instead :)

Over the last few years Moon to Moon has rekindled my passion for Portraiture, not necessarily of people themselves, more portraits of how people live.  The objects we are drawn too and surround ourselves with, the colours, patterns and textures we adorn our homes with and the manner in which we store and display, they all give away so much about he way we view the 'self'.

That is one of the reasons I love this project by Psychoanalyst and photographer Mark Gerald. In the Shadow of Freuds couch invites us into the private offices of Psychoanalysts. The analyst all of a sudden becomes the analyzed. We start wondering about the person in the photo. Why do they choose to present them self in that way? Why have they chosen that decor? Would I feel comfortable opening up to these people? There is such a huge contrast between the top photo and the bottom, although I prefer the interior of the top would I feel more comfortable sharing in the neutral environment of the last?

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Susie Orbach, Ph.D.
Below is an abstract from an interview with Mark Gerald. The full interview can be found at It's Nice That

 What do you believe are the keys factors that inform the way a psychoanalyst decorates the space they work in?
Analysts, like all of us, operate both from intention and from the unconscious. The spaces that the analysts work in are homes for them and their patients. We all work in Freud’s shadow and our offices are tributes to the iconic first psychoanalytic office in Vienna. That being said, there are enormous variations based on theoretical considerations, aesthetics, and cultural and geographic norms. Warmer climates and those in less populated areas tend to be more open and larger. Many urban offices are interior spaces, enclosures for the unconscious.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Home of.... Greg Rogrove and Diana Garcia

I am on official maternity leave now, after 4 weeks of sick leave for ongoing nerve problems in my foot.... ouch! In this time before my little dude arrives I have found myself less and less mobile due to the pain, and I am trying to avoid the opiates prescribed, so have spent my time reading, starting my masters essay and browsing through blogs and websites for content for Moon to Moon and recipes for better health..... and a lot of mind over pain meditation.... great for now and the birth (I hope)

 I am afraid I have never been a good blog style writer and with the ongoing pain am finding it even harder to write blog posts, so I apologize..... but I am by no means stopping, in fact I am more inspired than ever at the moment to share my discoveries.. just maybe with less writing and more etsy, ebay and other small artist/makers discoveries.

This is one of my recent discoveries that I missed when it was originally published last year on Freunde von Freunden. I just love the light and green hues in this place. Such an inspiring couple!

Here is a small extract from the original interview from Freunde von Freunden

Greg is a musician who, in the last few years, realized he needed a place to call home. He practices on an old, upright, white piano – a gift from Diana – in a sun-filled room at the front of their house. He toured for years with Devendra Banhart and the Grogs, Priestbird and MEGAPUSS – a project he and Devendra formed with The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti. Like so many musicians, his definition of home was the contents of one suitcase and a backpack. He came to LA to record an album and the weather and the surf persuaded him to stay. Renting a trailer on Paradise Lane at the top of Topanga Canyon, he bought a ’77 El Camino for a few thousand dollars and started thinking about settling down. Then, he met Diana.
Diana adamantly defies definition. She has an impressive film resume, including a role in the Sundance award-winning film, Sin Nombre. She is also an incredibly talented artist, known for creating imagery of imaginary animals that ‘represent being what we can dream’. Having once made a living selling her artwork on the streets of New York, her work is now commissioned by cities and festivals around the world.

P.s..... A big congratulations to the Lovely Georgie Kellitt and Family on the arrival of your little girl xxxx

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Ghost Dancer Collection..

The Ghost Dancer Collection
The Ghost Dancer Collection
The Ghost Dancer Collection
Over the last year I have become totally obsessed with weaving and Woven wall art. These beautiful pieces are handmade by the talented Rhiannon of Ghost Dancer and I am sure you will agree are absolutely stunning!

The collection has literally just launched online, so here to explain her work in more detail is Rhiannon

"There are two collections, the first is the mica collection which is fiber art and mica comprised. The second,Woven: is a collection of the past years work I have been experimenting with. I've been studying weaving for 1.5 years and I was taught how to weave in the Saori manner. Saori is a zen practice of weaving that commenced during the late 1960's in Japan. The philosophy is a beautiful, resonating path that allows the weaver to weave in beauty and freedom, without ever encountering mistakes. All is intentional and even within the slides from the perfectionist eye, the weaving tells it's very own story. It's become my practice of slowing down, listening and allowing the momentum of what is to take me, rather than attempting to force.

The majority of my work is comprised of luxury yarns, many of which were gifted to me by my boyfriend's family. His aunt was a renown weaver in New Mexico who had her own facilities to weave, spin and hand dye her fibers. When she passed several years ago, his family acquired many of her specialty and hand spun yarns. When I spent the past Christmas with them and shared my new found love for one of the oldest traditions in the world, they quietly left two gigantic boxes of his aunt's fibers. Much of what I do, whether jewelry or weaving, comes from a traditional manner of connecting to the ancestors, listening to the ways in which they advise to slow down, put my hands and heart into the work with care and aspiration that these will one day be passed down to my family and my friends families."

The Ghost Dancer Collection

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