Holding Up The Sky Box
Finely handcrafted wooden box depicting a city block in marquetry. Spot storefronts, apartments, a sky-writer and an inner courtyard. The whimsy is topped off with a blimp-shaped handle! The top box opening and a hidden drawer on the side are perfect for storing your precious objects.
28 x 20 x 20 cm
Various veneers, acrylic paint
Artist Statement: “Constant attention to form, shape, mass (and a dislike for repetition) has caused me to explore beyond the common and simple forms attributed to most woodworking. I take pleasure from those who contemplate and ponder what I have done, how I have done it and why. While I like to surprise it is not for the sake of surprise alone, but more from an intent to stoke another’s imagination and amusement, to encourage the need to touch and explore. My current work makes use of bent wood and marquetry which I fold around whatever I am making."