The mirror displays what it reflects without the defining outlines. As if it is itself aware of the ephemeral nature of things. Only from up close details emerge, a moment of study and contemplation. Still, where the unworked copper seems to concurrently show and forget, every stain on its surface can only be erased intentionally. Fingerprints erode the material and become reminiscences of its encounters. Removing them becomes a ritual of remembering and a moment of facing everyone’s ‘memento mori’.
As the copper mirror moves away from the conventional effect of a mirror, it allows us to contemplate on what is often obscured by our image. It replaces the usual shallow reflection by an image of the self that includes the emotions that shaped it. The act of watching becomes an act of thinking and feeling, intensified and decelerated.