On view at ‘Stillwater’ solo exhibition at Robert’s, Glasgow from Saturday 9 July – Saturday 27 August
Work Details:Dew at Dawn202237cm x 35cm x 2.5cm per panelWoven jacquard tapestry with silk hand embroidery, freshwater pearl and glass beads in yakisugi ash frame
Stillwater explores the facets of the mirror. Still bodies of water are presented as the primordial mirror, allowing water as a mode of reflection to speculate on the fluidity of form through a hydrofeminist lens. The mirror’s significance as a magic object, a portal of apparent depths, raises questions of authenticity and illusion, an exploration of the dual nature of the interior and external self. The exhibition’s methods of display acknowledge the looking glass’s association with beauty and vanity, with glamour explored via glamour’s etymological origins as a cast enchantment.