First of all, I have to admit: I’m a sucker for burnt orange.
While looking for pre-made boxes to use to develop assemblage pieces, I came across small cigar boxes online. What I ended up with was a large cardboard box filled with burnt orange cigar boxes. I initially began working on a series of single boxes but, because I didn’t like the small size, I began gluing boxes together to create multi-paneled compositions. The boxes are small with a deep space within, so my working method of filling the interior depth differed from my approach to boxes that are much larger but have a shallower depth. In the end, I look at these as experiments in intimate storytelling more than as formal abstract compositions.