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Irving House Kitchen

There is much in the Victorian era that is unnerving beyond the soulless porcelain dolls, masks, puppets and figurines that populate the segregated darkened rooms. There are expectations of woman’s virtues strictly tied to mind numbing domestic duties that still haunt many new brides and first mothers. To cut through the boredom, arts and crafts were a huge part of Victorian women’s life, at least for the leisure classes. Therefore, I have appropriated the popular 3 D decoupage paper card technique, by hand printing a lithographic edition of each room and then cutting and gluing parts to mylar which is hung in layers from the top bar of my window frame to recreate the scenes with a slight 3D effect.