A faith in quiet things (sit down, she said, and tell me, you're like some star so far away) / art box / art object / art gift / art lover


A faith in quiet things (sit down, she said, and tell me, you're like some star so far away)

an original art box collage

5 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 1 3/4 inches

a full-size cigar box remade as an art object by layers of collage

much of my art is centred around repurposing found or discarded things, and while many people use old cigar boxes for various reasons, rarely are they made over and transformed into something of real value again, something original and unique

found paper, text paper, wax prints, ink drawings, wallpaper, wrapping paper, photocopies, advertising miscellania

the metal latch has been added

a fully-functional box

all sides have been collaged

the wax print aspects are semi-transparent

sealed and protected with a heavy gloss varnish

as with all objects made by human hands, this box has tiny, dignifying flaws

A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.
― Diane Arbus

Collage is the twentieth century's greatest innovation.
~ Robert Motherwell

I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.
― Nan Goldin

shipped with care: with masonite or other board for protection

everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise


Shipping from Canada

Processing time

1-3 business days

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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

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