“The Book of Awesome"
This piece begins with a vintage 'Black Mission California Fig’ box found at a barn sale last year. The box, more recently served a long and useful second life as an organizer for nuts and bolts or nails and screws.
Today the box has again been altered slightly to hold disparate found objects. Things seemingly dissimilar, with little basis for comparison, that have come together to tell a story in this assemblage.
Elegant in it's simplicity, the nicked wood, the rusty nails and the patina earned after years of service, combined with the shiny reflectiveness of stainless steel, remind us of the importance of balance in life.A plumb bob is suspended within the box, a porcelain doll’s hand holds the string, and the hard cover of ‘The Book of Awesome’ by Neil Pasricha, are the parts to begin the story. You, the viewer, are prompted to fill in the details.