“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, and are no less relevant to her today: “What exists beyond the stars? Glitter is more precious to me than gold. I’m scared to jump in the water (but I jump anyway). How can I feel so important and so insignificant at the same time?” Running through these ideas is a common theme – that opposites can co-exist. Fear and bravery, absurdity and meaning, inside and out, big and small.
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…