So I like clear things. Things that are transparent – glass, liquids, you name it. Err, that’s a weird fascination you got there Ang (you’re probably thinking). Well, it all started when I was a tot, probably 1 or 2 years of age. I had this clear, gel-filled teether that I thought was the most beautiful thing in the world. Something about the way light reflected off of it intrigued me and ever since then, my pupils dilate at the sight of water drops, gummy bears, chandeliers, bubbles, snow globes, ice cubes, syringes, contact lenses, fish bowls, liquid soaps, Cinderella’s glass slipper…you name it. I even love those glassy roll-over buttons and scroll bars that Apple uses and started making my own in Illustrator about two years ago for interface designs. I knew my fascination was at its peak when Ben and I were strolling through the Louvre and all I could marvel at were still-life paintings of reflective wine goblets and clear flower vases (Da Vinci was good too I guess).
The other day, I came across a conceptual photo of a glass toaster (a very genius idea by the way because you can see the exact point of burning) and it’s like I…..imprinted. Can’t believe I just made a Twilight reference (someone shoot my knee cap) but you get what I’m saying. I was hypnotized. I felt compelled to find other photos of transparent objects and was thrilled to find all these beautiful, clear oddities:
If there is a word for this kind of a fascination, please let me know. At least then I won’t feel like such a freak :)