shifting countenance

2015 
Materials: flameworked borosilicate glass, hand blown soft glass, vaseline, glass microbeads, candle. 
Performance duration : 60 minutes total, 30 in light, 30 in darkness.

The performer, seemingly mythical and yet in plainclothes, stands still but for shifting caused by her weight and breath. She carries a lit candle, as if illuminating her passage, while her facial features are obstructed and distorted by a fluttery mass. The viewer is allowed to step as close to the woman as they would like, but they cannot see whether or not she is watching them through the clear glass.