88 x 62 cm
Maura Jamieson trained in Glasgow as a Photographer then moved to Plymouth where she continued to study photography at Plymouth Art School . Now living and working in London as a Lecturer and Practitioner. The Somnolence Series is inspired by the pictorial legacy of the Nightmare, by Anglo-Swiss artist Henry Fuseli. This series explores the subject of dreams and their relation to the subconscious. Frozen in the stasis of a dream state, the subjects of Somnolence are presented at the very extremes of hypersomnia. During the periods preceding sleep, different conscious states meld together to form long term memory; the series attempts to visualise these windows that occur each time we fall asleep. The trance-like nature of these images aims to resonate with a universal experience that resides at the borders of our memories.