Reflecting Projecting Engravings

A series of cameo engravings based on photographs that taken in museums of the reflections of visitors in the glass cases that hold the displays. This reflection represents the museum system itself, with our personal and cultural self-perceptions interceding with the objects on display. We are incapable of looking at the objects through the eyes of the people who used them, and often, we don’t even notice that we project our own meaning onto them. Our culture, like the glass, is invisible to us, except for certain angles, and we can easily forget the influence that it has on our perceptions. To translate these images from photos into engraved glass, the viewer, the object being viewed, and the reflections become equalised, and the reflection is made a part of the object itself.