Julian Leigh May
Julian Leigh May is an experimental designer whose practice embraces furniture, lighting and objects. They seek to redefine everyday items through new narratives, materials and forms. May’s Introspection IV reconfigures our notions of the domestic mirror. Made from aluminium, it features a hand-hammered frame with sand-cast thorns and hand-polished reflective mirror. The work depicts May’s own personal growth and evolution. For the designer, it is both a self-portrait and a representation of the queer community facing unclear visions of their future. The distorted mirror invites viewers to see the world through their perspective.