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.
This piece is simply an ode to the recent masterful horror/thriller movies being made, such as The Witch, Herditatory, Midsummor, Get Out and Us among others. While, with the exceptions, I am no horror fan, I love the tropes that has nearly turned many of the older horror movies into ironic comedies. One of these is the monster in the mirror. In this piece a woman looks at her reflection, only to be bothered by some creature that apears when a knob is moved.