Welcome to Boxworkstudio!
I have been exploring “Found Art” since 2007. Of all the various forms of artistic expression I have attempted throughout my life, I find this to be the most freeing and satisfying.
I have always felt the need to tell a story in my creative process. The objects themselves indicate to me what the narrative will be.
It is so exciting to take disparate objects like a child’s toy, a scrap of wood, or an old piece of jewelry, and experience that “ah-ha” moment when they transform into a vital element in a story of morality, beauty, spirituality, and more.
I may give the observer hints as to the stories that lie within through the titles of my work, but am happiest when people make their own connections for themselves. There is no “right or wrong” way to interpret these pieces.
I hope you will become engaged in the little worlds I have set before you. Have fun!!!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Stages of conceptualization. Addresses the icon of the shoe in children's allegories ... Dorothy's ruby slippers, Cinderella's glass slipper, Barbie's spike heels... The quest for the "magic slipper" (i.e.: Mr. Right, The perfect wedding, etc.).
How does the witch fit in to all of this?? Is SHE perhaps the LIBERATED one???
(No, I haven't read Wicked)
This is a "busy" one. Images of The Annunciation (left side) and Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. Being "overshadowed", veiled, the continuum in colored string. Rosebuds for youth and beauty. Much more if you look carefully....