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Louis Thompson

Sigmund Freud’s Dreamcatching Apparatus C1910


Sigmund Freud’s Dreamcatching Apparatus C1910




H 183 cm W 250 cm D 40 cm


Handblown & sculpted glass


£ 12500


'Sigmund Freud’s Dreamcatching Apparatus C1910' is a unique glass installation by the British artist, Louis Thompson. The dimensions shown are for the full installation including the display plinth, which is not included in the price. It is created from blown and sculpted glass with pre-made scientifically precise glassware created circa 1910, plastic tube and rubber bungs.

In the artist's own words;

"This is one of two installations produced for an exhibition of site-specific artworks in glass and ceramics titled Einfall created in 2009. These pieces were inspired by Freud's writings and my interest in collections and archive. The pieces were subsequently exhibited at a number of venues and the other artwork from the pair 'Sigmund Freud's Dream Archive: Case's 396 - 405' (not shown) was purchased by the Toyoma Museum of Glass in Japan"

Accomplished glass artist Louis Thompson explores illusion and the perceptions of glass. He is fascinated by the haptic experience in art and sculpture. With simplicity and purity of materials, he plays with the viewers’ comprehension of what is put before them.

Thompson has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. In 2012 The received two prestigious awards in the UK: British Glass Biennale Winner and the Jerwood Foundation Makers Commission. He has been invited to create installations for various museums and international exhibitions and his work is held in permanent museum collections in Belgium, Germany, Japan, Czech Republic and the V&A Museum in London. Thompson has completed International residencies at the prestigious Museum of Glass in Tacoma, The Glazenhuis Museum in Belgium and most recently at Soneva Art Glass in the Maldives.

The artist can also create pieces to commission, please contact the gallery for further information.

Louis Thompson

Sigmund Freud’s Dreamcatching Apparatus C1910