This 8”x11“ handcrafted box was crafted from locally sourced pine with a Walnut or other dark wood spline joint , incorporated glass to protect artwork and is treated with a mixture of orange oil and beeswax to preserve the wood. This box has sawtooth hangers attached on the rear of the piece for easy wall mounting. The original art within is hand painted with chalk pastel on paper which has been cut out and mounted into the box using a variety of techniques depending upon the application needed. All materials are archival or treated to be.
If you grew up in rural or even suburban areas, you probably have a connection to fireflies, lightning bugs, whatever you may call them. I have a childlike fascination with them, often driving to remote pastures just to sit amongst their summer displays. I have my own stories, the moment I fell for my first love amongst their display, the magical end of hike moment in a forest clearing, canoeing down a river, each as special as the last. This piece has a button that when pressed lights up the firefly.