Liz Scrine is a ceramic artist based in Manchester. She draws her inspiration from architecture and mythology and her work often includes a story-telling aspect. She is interested in light and shadow and plays with architectural forms which draw the viewer into an imaginary space.
The idea for the lightboxes evolved from a commission Liz did for Bristol Childrens Hospital where she was asked to make a series of miniature theatre sets inspired by typical fairytale motifs such as ‘the dark forest’ and ‘the labyrinth’. These were set into niches in the wall along the main hospital staircase. Following the success of this project she adapted three of the designs further to create pieces that would be suitable in a domestic setting. She envisages them being either free standing or tucked between books on a bookshelf.