The Walrus and the Carpenter, as seen through the Looking Glass

In 2000 the Maitland Art Gallery had an exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” from “Through the Looking Glass”. I submitted an artwork that appeared to be an ornate mirror with a small button on the frame that said “press me”. Powerful lights lit up behind the mirror when the button was pressed and my painting appeared like magic through the reflectively coated glass.

I was concerned about the technical problems with this project since it involved electrical components jammed into a tight space and I didn’t know if the lights would be able to illuminate the artwork through the coated glass. I needn’t have worried because the finished artwork worked perfectly and was sold to an intrigued buyer.

The Walrus and the Carpenter

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