Sunday, January 9, 2011
My young friend Genoa, who attends UC Berkeley, is off to New Zealand to study for one semester. This great adventure will allow her to spread her wings; it will change her life, broaden her experiences, and give her memories she will have for the rest of her life. Last night we attended a recital and going away party in her honor. I decided to make a small box assemblage that travels well, as a gift for her. The box measures 3”x 7”x 1” and when open, it reveals a scene of collaged images of flowers and foliage. The birds and butterflies, perched on real tree limbs look down on a metal lizard and wooden gazelle, adding to the 3-D effect. On the outside, the box is again covered in magazine images, of green foliage and jungle critters who will keep a watchful eye on Genoa while she is away.
Be safe, sweet friend, have fun, and come home with many stories to tell.
IN PRIVATE COLLECTION