Monday, January 31, 2011

"Every Grain of Sand "

Every Grain of Sand 
     And every time I pass that way
     I come to understand
     That every hair is numbered
     like every grain of sand.
                      Bob Dylan

Although I finished this piece a couple of months ago, I have not posted it before now because it is a difficult piece to photograph. The box dimensions are 10"x4"x4" (formerly contained a bottle of imported olive oil) is covered inside and out with vintage map images. I cut a piece of glass to cover and sealed the edges with a clear plastic ruler. Inside is a beautiful piece of driftwood found on a northern California beach, the glimmery black sand is from a beach in eastern Maui. I added a very small abalone shell given to me by a dear friend, and a glass bubble and red/white marble to add interest. The piece is interactive in that it is meant to be picked up and played with. When tilted back and forth, the sand and other items contained within the box, gently sift through the drift wood transporting the viewer to beaches in exotic lands. (click on image to enlarge)


  1. Rebecca, your box is beautiful, and the fact that it's interactive makes it so very special. Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! Hugs, Terri

  2. Love the old reprobate, Dylan! And love you for adding my blog to your "Places You Like to Visit!"

  3. Very nice, I also like the interactive aspect of the piece. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. :)