While combing through some old computer files trying to find something completely different, I stumbled over this old half-baked project that I created in the middle of the night a few years ago. What you see is a hastily cobbled-together viewing box made from black foam-core. Inside I mounted a sheet of glass, upon which there was an image of a little girl from a found photograph. I etched the figure into a layer of smoke and ash which I painstakingly created by burning and rubbing papers onto the glass surface. The back of the box is left open to the light, which creates an eerie back-lit image when the viewer looks through the peephole.
In execution it was too sloppy to merit much consideration from anyone, but the concept remains intriguing.
I have no idea what happened to it.