It is a Small World After All
“Glass Cathedrals” is a collection of art boxes made by Lisa Swerling.
See also: Other posts with miniatures.
Notes about Swerling’s art (from her website):
Glass Cathedrals are a series of artboxes that I began working on in London in 2006. The idea of Glass Cathedrals is taken from an episode in the Peter Carey book Oscar and Lucinda — a life-size glass church, made by missionaries in the Australian outback, is seen floating down a river. A trapped dragonfly collides against the walls trying to escape, blind to the concept of glass.
My inspiration for this series was the collision between the seriousness with which we take our lives, and the limitations of our understanding. In Glass Cathedrals the heros are the tiny figures, my boxes the space where they struggle, aspire, dance, dream.
Top: “Evergreen.” “An old tree, a shared life, enduring love. Your choice of initials are carved on the tree.”
“The Night Job.“
“All the Days.” Also available with localized map of USA, Rome, Paris, San Francisco or London.
“Wallflower.” “How sweetly she waits, always hopeful. For whom is she waiting? And for how long?”
“The Grass is always Greener.“
“Gone Fishin’ New.” “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day doing anything else (apparently).”
“Where We Are.”
Photo of the artist at work.
Artwork and photos © Lisa Swerling Link via Designboom