Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Cabinet of Curiosities
The Queen's Cabinet of Curiosities pictured above is currently at the Wild Woman show at River Gallery. It is a radical departure from my usual way of working with a single thought (and in size, it is much larger.... about 2 1/2' x 2 1/2'), but lots of fun to have so many little vignettes going on.
I had made a couple of the small boxes as individual items, but they really didn't seem complete so I took a piece of recycled plywood I had and start laying out a series of boxes on the plywood until I had a layout I liked, then I fastened them all down. I gradually worked in each box really as a separate piece, so was pleasantly surprised when the whole thing came together at the end. I love how my muse works!
The photo of such a large piece leaves most of the detail undiscovered, so I'll post a couple detail photos a day so you can get a closer look.
(Queen's Cabinet of Curiosities, copyright Diane Lou 2010.)