A foggy café window creates an uncertain reflection of the inside and outside worlds. The space seems warm and inviting at first, with its nostalgic neon sign and refuge from the weather. On a closer look, however, the space takes on different qualities: hot, overwhelming, even haunted. By framing the photograph to only show the sheet of glass around the café, I emphasize the feeling of oscillation between inside and outside. The viewer's position is uncertain, with their eyes pressed against the glass, without breathing room, yet visibly distant. This work comments on divisions between public and private space, as well as the self-defeating search for clarity in modern architecture.
Artwork DetailsPhotography - Mixed technique
Artwork Size - Width 50 | Height 65 | Depth 1.5
Created on 25 November 2017