Wednesday, October 26, 2011
This assemblage was made as a special auction item for Face 2 Face, a local non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV. This box is full of mystery, music, and muse, with images and tiny objects that may cause the viewer to become absorbed in thought; as they turn the imagery over in their mind meditatively and inconclusively.
The box, formally a small clock box (7"x 6" x 3") is painted red, and covered in green tissue. The front of the box is metal, and I used acrylic paints (nail polish) to add color. A small metal medallion in the opening where the clock used to be is also painted. On the back are magazine and book images in brilliant colors of birds, flowers and Frida Kahlo. Inside are many tiny found objects to ponder. I invite you to click on image #5 to enlarge it and take a closer look.
I will only add that the music box plays "Pop Goes the Weasel".