My curiosity with mirrors commenced the morning I witnessed a friend fall and break one. This collision resulted in a severely cut and temporally disfigured hand. I found it interesting that the purpose of the mirror- to reflect ones appearance, completely altered the appearance of my friend’s hand. Now when I look at a mirror I do not only see my reflection, I see the object and I am aware that it is capable of changing what you see in more ways than one.
For this piece I have collected many mirrors differing in size and shape, some of these being broken. I have printed numerous photos of a woman’s face which I painted with watercolor. The combination of both the mirrors and the repeated face will create many different reflections, though the actual faces still being identical. In doing this I aim to show that mirrors don’t only show what can be seen. They are capable of altering what we see.