Monday, April 4, 2011

Thinking Inside the Box - The Preview


A while back I mentioned the class I'm taking called Thinking Inside the Box. I've been busy learning to use power tools and building a hinged box with a lid and a shadow box with a glass front. My little pine box is now sporting hinges and a couple coats of paint. After this photo was taken I added the mail art collage that I hope will give it a real fluxus vibe.



























I find it really difficult to cut up and collage with my favorite paper--like these brain cell posters from mail artist Ryosuke Cohen. But now that it's done, I'm thrilled to see them on the box rather than stored in the drawer where they've been for years. I cut up two of the five posters in my collection and covered both the inside and the outside of the box. I'll post close-ups of some of my favorite parts soon.































Here are a few peaks at my Joseph Cornell inspired shadow box which is just about ready to be assembled. It's a simple design made from found objects--maps, wood, and brass. For now you'll just have to imagine how these parts will go together.














































The final class meets this week, and I'm looking forward to seeing all the finished projects...including mine. I'm off to touch up some paint, find some screws, and finish these works of art!

3 comments:

maccandace said...

Wow, that looks really intricate, can't wait to see the finished products. I have wooden boxes and baskets full of mailart, including some by Ryosuke Cohen. It does seem a shame to have them tucked away. So many are really awesome.

Candace said...

Wow, that looks really intricate, can't wait to see the finished products. I have wooden boxes and baskets full of mailart, including some by Ryosuke Cohen. It does seem a shame to have them tucked away. So many are really awesome.

Candace said...

Oops, sorry, I didn't think the first comment went through because it said there was an Open ID error so I reposted in a different way :)