Typically a box is something that encloses and protects something. It can also be a curiosity, discovery or a surprise. Using cigar boxes which I paint, patina and manipulate; I create the later using found objects and other things of interest.
When I travel, I pick up detritus and anything that looks interesting, along the way. I also travel with a small pair of wire cutters, needle nose pliers, glue, tape, a stapler and a few loops of wire. At the end of the day, I assemble what I found into what I call a Souvenir.
Springs 'N Things
Among other stuff my Dad left behind, when he passed away, were boxes of keys, string, grommets and springs. From these boxes of everyday things, I make small sculptures. I call them ‘Springs & Things’.