A Looking Glass Book (2013)

Paper, polychromatic c-prints, newspaper. 7.25in x 5.25in x 1in (closed book) 

'A Looking Glass Book', from my first semester in 2013 as a postgraduate student, developed from my thought that as a “mature” student, I felt like Alice in Wonderland in the MFA Glass programme at Edinburgh. I used this book as an alternative gallery space to showcase my collaborative glass project with colleagues called 'Let's Meet Over a Glass', while simultaneously telling my story of my ECA experience. I juxtaposed images of our glass objects with text excerpts from the Lewis Carroll book Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There. The pages are held between the dried-out newspaper used to shape the glass during our hotshop sessions. Astute readers will find mirror writing throughout—Alice’s lines that convey my more personal thoughts. It has a concertina format and size varies on its display.

Underside of one of the creature 'Nesting' objects after annealing.