THE ANASTROPHIC MIRROR, 2016 | pencil on paper, mirror with silver backing partly removed from glass | 310 x 310 mm
The anastrophic mirror represents the reverse image of a catastrophic climax and the capture of that moment of transformation. Both reflecting in and penetrating through the mirror, a figure, based on Han’s Christian Anderson’s Little Mermaid, is represented here as an inter-dimensional being. The radiating lines and froth or bubbles represent the breakdown of matter at a sub-atomic level, where all is reduced to, and created from, quantum foam. This drawing was made for and exhibited in the 2016 exhibition ‘Wolves, Magic and Spinning Wheels: The anatomy of fairy tales’ at Maslow Galleries, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art, Pennsylvania.