This one-of-a-kind non-wearable object from Grainne Morton is a tiny box of treasures. Open the carved wooden book to uncover a barely-visible antique tintype covering a miniature menagerie of found objects. The ghost-like image has been transferred to the thin piece of acrylic which protects the intriguing collection of items including a button, a slice of colored pencil, a dried flower, beads, and a cameo. They appear within the oval made by the engraved copper frame. The other interior side is covered in embossed velvet. While you may not wear this, you will want to display it in a more traditional manner.
book dimensions : approximately 2 1/2" x 3/4" x 3" closed
tintype : 2 1/8" x 1 3/4"
EDINBURGH - Inspired by her vast menagerie of found items, Grainne Morton has constructed a riveting collection based on the miniature object. Using a diverse range of materials, each element - from the familiar to the obscure - is part of a whole which, she hopes, evokes a feeling of nostalgia, memory and triggers a thoughtful interaction. The result is an eclectic arrangement fueled by imagination and creating a collection of one-of-a-kind pieces to wear and to view.