Reflecting Projecting Engravings

A series of cameo engravings based on photographs that taken in museums around the world. I find it interesting to watch the reflections of people in the glass cases that hold objects in a museum; it seems to represent the museum system itself, with our personal and cultural self-perceptions interceding with the objects on display. I think that 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.