"An Utter Disregard for Consequences" World In A Box

Glass Cathedrals

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    • Order placed
    • 26th May
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    • Dispatched
    • 5th June
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    • Standard delivery
    • 7th - 10th June

Credentials

  • Made in UK
  • Handmade
Description

Lisa Swerling’s 'Glass Cathedrals' are a series of dioramas created over the last 20 years in California, Cape Town and now London.

"An Utter Disregard for Consequences" is an artwork that transports you to an enchanting parallel universe - one that reflects back the best of ourselves and the world we live in.

Boy this kid is in so much trouble! Yet he will be forgiven everything... :)

And perhaps we are just a little envious of his freedom, his spontaneity and creativity, his engagement in the moment. Who remembers that feeling, and longs to recapture it? And we can! With the help of these little reminders of what is possible.

Need to know

Each Glass Cathedral is handmade by the artist, and individually titled, signed and dated.
** As such each box will vary slightly from the one shown (the colouring and position of the boy, the exact graffiti).**

They come packed in a lovely bespoke kraft box.

Size and Scale
Box: 30 x 20 x 8cm (12 x 8 x 3”) | Scale of scene: 1:87

Editions and Customisation
Glass Cathedrals are open editions, made to order.
For some designs there is optional personalisation of the gender, skin and hair colours, included in the price.

Display and Care
Glass Cathedrals have a french cleat built into the top back of the frame.
They hang on a nail or French cleat (provided) on the wall, or can sit on a shelf.
They should be displayed away from direct sunlight and avoid humid conditions eg. bathrooms.
Glass can be taken out and cleaned with normal glass cleaner.

Returns
Because the artworks are custom made, we can’t accept returns except if the order is incorrect or arrives damaged.

Media
The miniature scenes are housed in white-painted wooden boxes, fronted by glass.
The model-railway figurines are painted, and at times augmented with clay, paper, and other ephemera such as specks of glitter and tiny sequins. The interiors are often layered with glitter.
Because each order is handmade, they may vary slightly from photos.

Delivery

The delivery options for this item are listed below (if it doesn't state 'Express delivery' then that option is not available for this product). As soon as you place your order, this small business will spring into action, get it ready and send it out... (and you can feel wonderful for supporting them).

Delivery options available

Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 7th - 10th June

For more information about delivery or returning items, please take a look at our Delivery & Returns page.

Lisa Swerling at work in her Glass Cathedrals studio

Glass Cathedrals

Tufnell park, London

I’m Lisa Swerling, an artist making miniature worlds in boxes called Glass Cathedrals. Inspired by the power of the miniature to communicate big ideas and emotions, I've spent nearly twenty years making thousands of artboxes - in Cape Town, California, and now London.

Described as "little pockets of joy", Glass Cathedrals remind us that we are all the heroes of our own stories, and that finding delight in small moments is a superpower we can turn on in the blink of an eye.