Rebecca Reeve
Portals into the wilderness

January 27 2015

In her series Marjory’s World, photographer Rebecca Reeve creates portals from the domestic into the wilderness. With a bit of household drapery she evokes a dream-like feeling of looking out of a flying room.

Reeve draws inspiration from a Dutch ritual in the seventeenth century. During the wake of the deceased, it was customary to cover all mirrors, landscape paintings and portraits in the home with cloths. It was believed this would make it easier for the soul to leave the body and subdue any temptations for it to stay in this world.