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curio box

walnut and elm door panels, walnut ply, found objects, thread

H24" x W24" x D16"


Amplifiers are a great concept as is. Locally and globally we are faced with many things that could be worthy of amplification and focus. On a further memory examination I found myself thinking of a saying I heard in my childhood that struck me then, that the movies and television are a window into the world. That idea gave me inspiration for creating a Curio Box with the inside space reserved for a mini exhibition made of meaningful objects collected over the course of my life. The doors on one side are built in a similar way my great grandfather made for his own home, common style found in any Belarusian village. On the other side I repurposed American style wooden shutters to represent both sides of my life journey. 

Inside I wanted to utilize all the available space, 4 sides of the box, so I thought of using string art to place the objects throughout. There’s a flow in each direction relating to different stages of my upbringing. 

Above photos by Mark Serr Photography   

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