Thursday, January 31, 2008

Prayer Boxes

I'm working on pulling out unfinished projects and either bringing them to completion or using the materials for new works.

Late in 2006 I had an idea for a "Prayer Boxes" project in matchbox format. These are some of the boxes that actually got made. I didn't continue the project at that time, because I didn't (and don't yet) have the space to do the installation I imagine with the finished objects.

Each of the prayer boxes is decorated with paper and a large hardware element, usually an item of jewellery or an interesting bead. The boxes are backed on 2mm balsa sheets that I painted black then embossed with a handwriting stamp and gold embossing power. Balsa is easily split into the narrow strips you can see in the picture.

3 comments:

ANNA said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog - I love your work! and am going to add you to the list I have of 108 blogs I now read on a regular basis! I love the prayer boxes what a great idea. ANNA

patricia said...

What a fabulous idea...I love the way you think!! Now that you have finished them....what are you going to do with them????

Susan said...

HI Patricia,

The prayer boxes will be included in some of the cartons in the Art In A Carton project.