"Laws of Unintended Consequences'●
In the social sciences, unintended consequences are outcomes
that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action.
An interesting concept, wouldn't you say?
I believe that when most people take an action, they do it with good intentions. Unfortunately, there are factors, often out of our control, that come into play. Sometimes the outcome of our actions are favorable, sometime they are unintended.
This piece speaks to so many of the consequences that are a result of human actions. Work, love, marriage, education, war, health, the environment and the arts . . . sometimes things work out the way we plan other times they do not.
* * *Inside mementos reflected by a mirror in the back of the box include a tuba, a small circuit board, a white heron, a soldier in a test tube, a bride and groom, a 6-pack of beer, a hammer, and a porcelain doll's hand . . . to name a few.
This piece began as a beautiful wooden box that formally contained a bottle of 30 year old whiskey.
Do you see Mickey's ears?
I find myself working in smaller and smaller formats. Most of the time I love the end result, small formats, however, make it extremely difficult to photograph a finished piece, so here are additional images to reveal the detail.
This piece can be wall hung, or displayed on a table top.