“These little worlds make you stop, think, smile, laugh and celebrate the human condition. In a world where we daily crush headlong into harsh vicissitudes, how joyful it is to stop and look at ourselves in miniature proportions. We are all human after all.” (The Foodie Bugle review)
Glass Cathedrals are a series of tiny worlds in boxes.
Magical, absurd, comic, tragic, poetic, each box contains an entire emotional world, with figurines not much taller than a pea. Many boxes are uniquely customised.
The ideas behind the Glass Cathedrals are based on thoughts Lisa has been having since she was a child: “I’m scared to jump in the water! (but jump she always did). What exists beyond the stars? Glitter is more precious to me than gold. How can I feel so big and so small at the same time?” Running through her ideas was a common theme – that opposites can co-exist. Fear and bravery, absurdity and meaning, inside and out, big and small. A world in a grain of sand and eternity in an hour.
Many people have these moments of inspiration about what it is to be a funny
little human traveling around a big planet. What to do with these thoughts?
She started putting hers in boxes…