weird and wonderful and dark undercurrenty things…

August 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

I just stumbled across Agnes Horneij’s paintings. They are strange and sinister and feel like nasty fairy stories and folk songs in minor keys and overripe blackberries and other dark but delectable things. Her blog is here and a little taster is below.

I am keen on things that make me feel slightly unsettled just now. I read Wuthering Heights and watched American Beauty, both for the first time, recently. I loved both. I think they are not dissimilar in that they contain really quite ordinary, domestic, comfortable backdrops against which these characters who are disturbed and disturbing and quite possibly stark raving mad exist and act. And at no point in either story does anyone throw up their hands and say “fucking hell, you lot are Actually Mental; calm down!” – which leaves a body feeling wonderfully uneasy about normality.

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