Lisa Swerling was born in South Africa, grew up in England and now lives outside San Francisco. Her Glass Cathedrals are a series of artboxes containing tiny worlds and small statements about our complicated lives. She’s been making the Glass Cathedrals since 2006.
The concepts behind the Glass Cathedrals are based on the sorts of thoughts I’ve been having since I was six. ‘Why do I have to tidy my room?’ … ‘Help, I’m going to die one day’ … ‘I love small’ … ‘I don’t want to jump in the pool, but I will anyway’ … ‘Yay, glitter!’ … etc.
The Cathedrals range in price with smaller boxes for £225 and larger limited editions at £880. Many of the boxes can also be personalized. Make the protagonist a young Korean man and the scrawl a whale and it could be David Choe in the vignette above!
…Or Swerling can carve you and your lover’s initials on the tree trunk. Check out all of the Glass Cathedrals at http://glasscathedrals.com.