Witnessing: Multifaceted glasses

With my work I want to demonstrate how minimal alterations can have a monumental effect and that with the help of glass it is possible to influence what the viewers see. Multifaceted glasses can show us things we otherwise would never see or experience.

In the 17th century multifaceted spectacles were often part of art cabinets and art chambers, a princely fashion in those days for royalty and aristocracy who collected art and objects of different types as a manifestation of their culture, education and wealth. Eminently present in such collections of oddities is the desire for discovery, the joy of collecting, and possessing treasures.

Anna Carlgren