Gray, Jamie

  • Lost Identities
    Lost Identities
    Clear cast glass picture frames were made, taken to Edinburgh cemeteries, and photographed against gravestones where details of identities were being erased by wind and weather. The frames are ghosts.
  • Mirrored Cobblestones (Edinburgh)
    Mirrored Cobblestones (Edinburgh)
    Removable mirrored cobblestone covers where placed in a variety of places in Edinburgh in order to reflect the environment and history - both past and that being made - surrounding them.
  • Reliquary:  Telling the Bees (detail)
    Reliquary: Telling the Bees (detail)
    This is a detail shot of a reliquary drawer which is part of a cabinet-of-curiosities, completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). The drawers reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.
  • Reliquary:  Telling the Bees
    Reliquary: Telling the Bees
    This reliquary drawer is part of a cabinet-of-curiosities completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). The drawers reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.
  • Reliquary:  Empty Nest
    Reliquary: Empty Nest
    This reliquary drawer is part of a cabinet-of-curiosities. The relic is a hair nest made from my husband\'s hair, which, as a nest, references Victorian mourning jewellery. It is worn on a cast glass arm-and-hand branch system made from a model of my arm and hand. This project was completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). It reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.
  • Reliquary:  Save Your Tears
    Reliquary: Save Your Tears
    Thirty-five glass vials contain \"tears\" which have been allowed to evaporate. They reference Victorian tear bottles, the idea of which was that once the mourner\'s tears had evaporated, the mourning could end. Each vial has a letter on it which, when placed all together in order, add up to read: If you want a reason to cry, I\'ll give it to you. The bottles are relics which sit in a cast glass reliquary drawer, part of a cabinet-of-curiosities completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). They reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.
  • Reliquary:  Feather Crown
    Reliquary: Feather Crown
    This clear cast glass pillow and glass powder wafer feathers are relics which sit in a cast glass reliquary drawer, part of a cabinet-of-curiosities completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). They reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.
  • Reliquary:  For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
    Reliquary: For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn
    These clear cast glass baby shoes are a relic which sits in a cast glass reliquary drawer, part of a cabinet-of-curiosities completed as part of the requirements for a Masters of Fine Arts in glass (University of Edinburgh). They reference issues of identity with a strong leaning toward memento mori.