'This Insubstantial Pageant'

Act 1V Scene 1: Prospero

"The cloud-capp'd towers,
the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples,
the great globe itself,
Yea, all which it inherit,
shall dissolve
And like this insubstantial
pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on,
and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."

Negative space is used as
a metaphor for Prospero's
musings about the nature
of our experience.
The hole in a bead is what
makes it a bead:-
making use of that.

H 10cm,   W 3.5cm,  D 3.5cm

Clear soda glass with copper
powder and enamel, flame
worked over an
electroformed core which was
subsequently etched away.


Diana East  UK

Pronounced terminal in 2007,
Diana refuses to comply.
She continues to investigate
the idea that the brain,
currently one 6.68 billionth
of the universe, is engaged in
the act of the manifestation of
that universe.


     'This Insubstantial Pageant'  by Diana East  
     Photo: Lucy Hunt

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