For many people Hypodermic syringes like this one are invested with an ‘uncanny’ feeling.
Melanie Klein (1882–1960), a pioneer of child analysis, recognised the importance of spontaneous play in children as a form of free association and made it a tool of analytical practice.
Selection of toys, ‘The world pictures for children’ from the collection of psychotherapist Margaret Lowenfeld, 1929–1970s.
Half a lion and half a woman, the Sphinx is linked to the myth of Oedipus.
Margaret Lowenfeld, a pioneering child psychologist, used these toys as part of her ‘world technique’, to help troubled children express their emotions.
In painting and film, gloves traditionally function as symbols of power and sex.
This pot is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Shadow, a sinister story of a man whose shadow first leaves him and then returns to haunt him.