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Scale is HO 1:87
Glass Cathedrals hung on the wall
The artist at work in her California studio, 2018


Cleanliness is Next to Godliness Sculpture

Lisa Swerling

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Paper on Wood

Size: 12 W x 8 H x 3 D in

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About The Artwork

Lisa Swerling’s 'Glass Cathedrals' are a series of miniature worlds in boxes, created over the last 20 years in California, Cape Town and now London. "Cleanliness is next to Godliness" is an artwork that transports you to a sparkling parallel universe - one that reflects back the best of ourselves and the world we live in. How magical to be so small and so mighty at the same time! And yet - who is not familiar with that feeling? 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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Each Glass Cathedral is handmade by the artist, and individually titled, signed and dated. 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 Edition PLEASE NOTE this Glass Cathedral is an open edition, made to order. 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. 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.

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Sculpture:Paper on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:12 W x 8 H x 3 D in

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Glass Cathedrals are a series of miniature worlds in boxes, each containing a sparkling parallel world reflecting the poignancy, absurdity and beauty of our own. Many artboxes are uniquely customized, commissioned to capture special events, places, people or memories.

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