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never wonder (always trouble)

an original art box collage

6 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 1 1/2 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

I didn't want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there's a lot of difference.
― Ernest Hemingway

The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.
~ Walter Benjamin

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
― Charles Baudelaire

shipped with care: with masonite or other board for protection

everything from my store comes with an extra art surprise


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1-3 business days

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