To observe detail
To make miniature
To make magnificent
The miniature and the gigantic / the miniature and the magnitude.
Who uses magnifying glasses?
Doctors / Surgeons / Scientists / natural sciences / natural history / historians / detectives / antique
dealers / collectors / photographers / painters / miniaturists / jewellers
… making something minute/minutiae
… making something a curios…
… making something precious…
… making something otherworldly...
… making something collectable…
How do I start to deal with the image and the magnifying glass in terms of its own connotations i.e.
as collector of a cabinet of curiosities?… to make something rare / to have something rare / to show
things of beauty… to compete with the curiosities that are already in the cabinet?
What is already in the cabinet of curiosities?
How do I undertake this experiment and/or introduce this role of 'the collector' into the work?
As a starting point I would like to introduce glass slides into the process and aesthetic/presentation
of the work.
Glass slides / a making of my own lenses.
Creating the conditions of a glass display case: Potentially this introduces 3 layers of glass into the
experiment; layer 1 - the magnifying glass; layer 2 - the glass slide; layer 3 - the glass frame (if the
results of the glass slide experiments becoming photoshop based alone and not a form of
presentation/frame then these layers will be digitized)