...the shape was influenced by the sinuous curves of the Art Nouveau period (lol but actually I think it looks like bababeau! but without the fluff, see Swedish 70's cartoon)...I set the light box into the smaller area, emulating the offset rose from the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
...The light box is made up of 2 sheets of acrylic sandwiched together with a crochet jam! Thank goodness for my very clever dad who has made a multitude of furniture designed by myself and my mum over the years, and he never once looked at us as if we needed mental help! He even managed to make the light box lower layer removable so that when being used as a light box shadows from the crochet do not interfere with the tracing process.
...When the light box is switched on with the crochet intact, it makes a lovely mood light reflecting the pattern of the crochet around the room. (pictures to follow)