STATEMENT

 I am exploring the 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.   What is it like to experience liminality? I use bridges and ferries as metaphors for these spaces in our minds. Can we calm our minds so that we are no longer scared to cross the voids?  Can we move forward?   My style of photography is a marginal activity in itself and captures ethereal shadows and reflections, bringing feelings of disconnection and loneliness.   I also use other media such as video, sound and painting to express feelings from places within me that have no words.
All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
I draw on many traditions and psychology-based art practices, such as abstract expressionism and surrealism.  I am moved by the work of Anthony Gormley who aims to convey what it feels like inside a human body.    I believe that we can all live happier, more satisfied lives if we learn to connect with what we are experiencing right now.   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)
Ailsa Brims Artist
Liminal Man A 9ft x 5ft digital print 2016
Stills from “Being Present” Interactive electronic work. 2016 [Collaboration with Bradley Hawkins]
See a video of the piece in action https://vimeo.com/181488584 

STATEMENT

 I am exploring the 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.   What is it like to experience liminality? I use bridges and ferries as metaphors for these spaces in our minds. Can we calm our minds so that we are no longer scared to cross the voids?  Can we move forward?   My style of photography is a marginal activity in itself and captures ethereal shadows and reflections, bringing feelings of disconnection and loneliness.   I also use other media such as video, sound and painting to express feelings from places within me that have no words.
All pictures and artwork © Ailsa Brims 2017 and may not be used without permission.  See also:  AILSABRIMS.COM 
hello (at) peppermintsea.com
I draw on many traditions and psychology-based art practices, such as abstract expressionism and surrealism.  I am moved by the work of Anthony Gormley who aims to convey what it feels like inside a human body.    I believe that we can all live happier, more satisfied lives if we learn to connect with what we are experiencing right now.   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)
Ailsa Brims Artist