(born Netherlands, 1978)
19th-century French mirror,
This mirror disturbingly evokes the middle-class parlours of 18th-century prints and novels, where the disrepair of the furnishings symbolises the inner ruin of the characters. A chasm between comfort and discomfort exists in the stark contrast between the polite form and its post-apocalyptic appearance.
Ironically, it is the poverty of the charred wood that lends the mirror value and charisma.