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.