Welcome to Boxworkstudio!

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see…” Anais Nin

Artist’s statement:

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!!!

-Angela Petruncio

Thursday, November 1, 2007

"Laura's Box" Begun November 1, 2007

Close up of middle block reverse side

Finished work reverse (left) front (right)

This box was begun the 1st of November 2007 in honor of my mother, Laura, who passed away on November 1, 2006 at the age of 94. She will always be my best friend.

First iteration, Nov 1st

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Oz box

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.).
Shoe-shoppin' good!
How does the witch fit in to all of this?? Is SHE perhaps the LIBERATED one???
(No, I haven't read Wicked)

Pearl box

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....

Monday, March 5, 2007

Gallery of Box Art

Emenee Box Mark Twain Box

These boxes are my first attempts at mixed media boxes inspired by the work of Joseph Cornell (1903-1972). I first saw the work of Cornell in Time magazine when I was in my teens. I was attracted to it right away. After many, many years of absorbing experience and collecting things, I am confident enough to begin the work. I am enjoying this immensely!