This piece (shown above) is one in a series I call 'Meditation Boxes' made from found items. I assembled the inner walls, drawers, and doors with scraps of mat-board and fabric and it is quite sturdy. It has a vintage bottle and glass communion cups that make it into a 'portable' and very personal box. It is available for purchase in my Etsy shop and is currently the most viewed item. See more images here.
|Project for Beginning 3-D class|
I was introduced to mixed media in Beginning 3-D Design class at WOU and I instantly fell in love! The materials and possibilities are endless. One project was named 'Confined Space' and was to be a personalized box. Our professor, JinMan Jo, did not say anything (that I remember) about Joseph Cornell. But lately, as I look at his work, I see similarities in the concepts.
I became interested in Joseph Cornell's works in May 2013 during a visit to the Portland Art Museum. I took a photo (allowed) of an interesting exhibit. In all honesty, at first I was only interested in the surname Cornell... my paternal great grandmother was a Cornell. I have done genealogical research and thought I would see if there is a connection. So far, I haven't found it, but I have discovered wonderful artworks, interesting stories, and inspiring designs.
Cornell Box at Portland Art Museum
(photo by KmBennett Art)
|Joseph Cornell (source)|
|A Cornell Box - Untitled (source)|