Spectacle (2006)


Spectacle is created from over 1000 pairs of prescriptive spectacles which are linked together to resemble a traditional tiered chandelier. By using prescriptive spectacles which were once an essential tool for seeing an interesting analogy is drawn between their old and new purposes. An explosion of refracted light is created which covers the surrounding area as the light passes through the layers of lenses. The individual spectacles represent the person that once looked through them. By extension, their taste and eye sight is on display. Also, many of these people are probably no longer alive and the viewer may try to imagine what the wearer looked like. Each pair of spectacles has a life and the viewers imagination is triggered immediately, perhaps through association.

Size – Large : D100cm at top, H230cm, 1020 spectacles
           Small : D80cm at top, H150cm, 620 spectacles


Material – Acrylic disc, vintage plastic framed spectacles.