This 10”x24“ handcrafted box was crafted from locally sourced pine with a Walnut or other dark wood spline joint, hinging glass frame to protect artwork and is treated with a mixture of orange oil and beeswax to preserve the wood. This box has saw-tooth hangers attached on the rear of the piece for easy wall mounting. The original art within is hand painted with chalk pastel on gessoed hardboard which has been cut out with a scroll-saw and mounted into the box using a variety of techniques depending upon the application needed. All materials are archival or treated to be.
This is just one of ten in a series originally formulated almost two years ago, and in one form or another four or five. I love children's books, and the illustrations found within, but I am often shocked the protagonists are almost always represented as a child. Here, in a non linear story of your own imagination, is a woman in her late 60’s is accompanied by her pet racoon. In this piece the woman hangs on a ladder in a large cavity beneath a tree while the racoon waits under an umbrella above. Grasping the tree is a hand, the owner of which is out of sight. I strongly believe in the audience’s own storytelling and imagination, and use my own visuals to give them a canvas to tell their own story. This is one such piece with that intention in mind.