For Miniscule Part2 – and exhibition at Cross Lane Projects in Kendal over 220 artists took up the invitation from Vanya Balogh to submit a diminutive art object of any genre or media but with one simple proviso: the maximum size of the work is that of the common matchbox; 2” by 1.5”.
I created “Mine” using a matchbox as the structure for a photographic image of a sleeping man who is loved. This piece falls within my images of men, reflecting a feminist gaze. I see this as a tender modern miniature. Influences include the painted Tudor miniatures on the National Portrait Gallery, Helen Chadwick’s Ego Geometria Sum (1983-6) – her laminated plywood sculptures with their surfaces covered with photographic images.