The Self Divided


Forty years have passed since the publication of R. D. Laing’s ‘The Divided Self’. Brian Gibson revisits this work.

“I first became aware of R D Laing’s work through the book ‘Knots’.  I was in my early teens and it stuck a chord with me, it was something I understood in a direct way. It wasn’t a learned thing and I liked that.”

Years later I became interested in the relationship between art and psychoanalysis and re-read Laing’s work; my creative response was to create the work ‘The Self Divided’.


One Response to The Self Divided

  1. Belle et la Beat says:

    Aesthetically sublime – hypnotic…divided…surreal, a great show, thank you.