cigar-tin story / art object / short story / art gift / literary gift / short fiction / “Endings (Prelude)"

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cigar-tin story / art object / short story / art gift / literary gift / short fiction / “Endings (Prelude)"

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 cover), and all stories are my own (many have been published elsewhere, mostly in journals and literary magazines)

this cigar tin contains the flash fictions “Endings (Prelude)"

You are a little soul carrying around a corpse.
~ Epictetus

One of the most basic factors in sports is that winning becomes a habit, and losing is the same way. When failure starts to feel normal in your life or your work or even your darkest vices, you won't have to go looking for trouble, because trouble will find you. Count on it.
~ Hunter S. Thompson

Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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

The dreaming planet is the planet of manufacture, where everything in your life consists of mass-produced gadgets, everything factory-made, which in turn makes you as replaceable as the objects. Instead why not have original art, original objects –– the starter kit for an original life.

ESCAPE FROM THE DREAMING PLANET, GIVE ORIGINAL ART

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