cigar-tin story / art object / art gift / literary gift / science fiction / “Ending 303, The Melancholy Spies of Ikea Agrandus Five”

$25.00

a cigar-tin story is a mixed media artwork –– an empty dessert cigar tin that has been repurposed as an art object, with an original painting on the cover and a short story inside

all paintings are original (by hand, painted directly on the primed tin), and all stories are my own (many have been published elsewhere, mostly in journals and literary magazines)

this cigar tin contains the short stories ““Ending 303, The Melancholy Spies of Ikea Agrandus Five”

please note: this container is commercial board instead of tin

“I felt that I breathed an atmosphere of sorrow.”
― Edgar Allan Poe

“The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always – take any form – drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!”
— Emily Bronte

this science fiction story (about ghosts) is printed on a concertina booklet (card stock)

the idea and process:

• take a dessert cigar tin, paint an original picture on the cover, varnish it (to seal and protect it), then place an accordion booklet with an original story inside

• cigar-tin stories are intended as tchotchkes: to decorate bookshelves, end tables, mantles, desks, etc; they are one-of-a-kind curiosity items, a highly unique art object that is meant to draw the eye, be picked up, opened, handled

• tchotchke / pronounced chotch-kuh /
(also tsatske)
noun informal
1. a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.
2. a pretty girl or woman
ORIGIN 1960’s, Yiddish

packaged in an attractive plastic sleeve, with labelling, for gift giving

everything from my shop comes with an extra art surprise

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