Painted ghosts 

They drift in and out of my life each day. Their faces adorned with stark, lurid colours. Warpaint, as they go about their business. Are they even real? These automatons. These androids from outer space. And whilst their expressions are seemingly blank and impassive, they are also revealing. There’s a crack or two beneath their… Continue reading Painted ghosts 

Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy

American psychologist Paul Ekman pioneered the study of human emotions creating an atlas of thousands of emotions. These can be boiled down into seven: anger, contempt, fear, disgust, happiness, sadness and surprise. For Disney Pixar’s latest film, Inside Out, we start with the basics. A child, Riley, is born. In her head she experiences her… Continue reading Inside Out: a sad, sorrowful joy