Some art pieces unexpectedly hit you in the chest, leaving you breathless and woozy. Brian Hunter's incredibly haunting paintings on sleeping bags and mattresses do just that to me.
For me, they deal with the subjects of past vs. present and transferred energy. A mattress is something that some people spend more time with than their loved ones. They absorb blood, sweat and tears. What happens to these mattresses once they're discarded? Do they retain their former owner's energy and spirit?
Food for thought on this glum Tuesday afternoon.
See more of Hunter's work here.