The central piece of the exhibition was "Illuminated Manuscript", a fused glass and silver leaf chandelier

Detail of "Illuminated Manuscript", a fused glass and silver leaf chandelier

Entry to the exhibition

Moira panel, image of my mum and some of her handwriting

NEHow panel with txt

America panel: a letter to me from my mum translated into txt

Subject headers from emails sent to my brother in London

More abbreviated text!

London panel: subject headings from emails sent to my brother in London

Photograph of my Grandparents on their wedding day, combined with a letter written by my Grandmother

A letter written by my Grandfather to my Grandmother

My beautiful Grandmother, Irene and some of her handwriting

Some of the glass postcards and envelopes in the exhibition

Detail of glass postcard

Detail of glass postcard

Kilnformed glass and silver leaf shards with different types of postmarks

The Lost Art of Letter Writing
Counihan Gallery, Brunswick 
(solo) 2006

This exhibition explored forms of communication from the past and present through a collection of glass time capsules. These pieces ranged from sentimental handwritten love letters of the past to the impersonal nature of SMS and email of today. The rapidly changing world of abbreviated communication is causing the written word to lose the personal and emotional touches which once characterised the lost art of letter writing.