vanity (portraiture beyond likeness)

Materials: found table, velvet, mylar, hand blown soft glass, flameworked borosilicate glass, wax, candles, plastic, rope, tape. 
Dimensions: 45 in x 36 in x 24 in 

This collection of objects serves as a portrait of a woman in my life. She is both the owner of fine things, and she is dominated by them – one could say that they bind or constrict her, as the rope does, from the inside out. Objects in the collection include: a Persian tear-catching bottle, candles, whorls of glass hair, mylar peonies, a mask made of hundreds of glass pins, and a strange beverage for two.