The project began during an opportunity for students from the Royal College of Art to make work for exhibition at the museum exploring object relations and transition objects. It was then postponed until further notice due to Covid-19.
With its doors currently closed, the Freud Museum still provides an active space of enquiry and interest for the artist. For this reason, RCA student Laura Robertson wanted to change her approach and come up with an alternate means of situating the dialogue between her work and the museum.
Her engagement with the museum and its contents has become a liminal and mythical one in which the boundaries of fact and fiction can blur. In response to Freud’s artefacts, she has created a 3D print of a contemporary Sphinx who playfully inserts herself amongst the collection.
The 3D print, a liminal creature itself, both material and digital, offers a bridging between the museum and its online visitors.