Object: A QUIET TALK WITH THE LOOKING-GLASS.
Object: A QUIET TALK WITH THE LOOKING-GLASS. 2018
12 3/4 x 8 x 2 3/4” (32 x 20 x 7cm)
Victorian ‘pyralin-ivory’ hand mirror, steel scissors, antique bronze latch and unearthed brass fragment, 17th-century Czech glass bead, 19th-century wooden harmonium stop knob, sea urchin spines, raw apatite, 19th-century engravings, 18th-century book cover, crab claw, costume jewelry earring, acorn cap, Czech crystal,lenses, 17th-19th-century papers, steel wire, waxed linen thread, paper, text, soil.
9 1/4 x 5 x 5” (23.5 x 13 x 13cm)
Chandelier fragments, copper, brass, antique wooden carved coaster, antique hardware, steel wire, steel tacks, 17th/19th-century paper, soil.
Dimensions mounted on stand:
15 x 8 x 7 1/4” (38 x 20 x 18.5cm)
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Begun in March 2018 and nursed over the ensuing months, A QUIET TALK is the first major sculptural piece from Studio Stuffsmith in a few years, and marks a return to the found-object practice I've been honing over the decades. The mirror is mounted to its stand on an upward-tilting angle, pushing my long-running series of altered hand mirrors into its most complex form yet.
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