Artist Allison May Kiphuth captures scenes inspired by her surroundings in Maine and along the New Hampshire sea coast by squeezing them into small wooden boxes scarcely a few inches wide. Her mixed media dioramas are constructed from layered ink and wate
mano k. art boxes, this is an awesome idea for a collection - this can lower the pressure people feel to make something perfect when they know they have multiple chances. Work out different techniques, different materials, class-wide collection.
Shadow box "forest" - this would look really cool as a series of stacked boxes too, with the forest continuing - I think I'd have to put a little butterfly in there (maybe tea-stained paper) or a little nest or bird - this one is full of owls:
Joseph Cornell's Shadow Boxes: Again, this box is perfect inspiration for a mixed media piece into portraiture but perhaps also juxtaposition. The objects could appear imposed or perhaps parts of the face are imposed on to the Cornell-inspired background.
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