Cigar Box Assemblage

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.

    Contemplate | Recover | Ridicule   Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects 13-7/8" x 6-1/8" x 4-3/16", 2014


Contemplate | Recover | Ridicule
Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects
13-7/8" x 6-1/8" x 4-3/16", 2014

    Long Past the Better Days    Tempera on board, giclee prints, acrylic and found objects   6-1/8" x 8-7/8" x 4-3/16", 2014


Long Past the Better Days
Tempera on board, giclee prints, acrylic and found objects
6-1/8" x 8-7/8" x 4-3/16", 2014

    Sally    Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects   6-1/8" x 4-3/8" x 4-3/16", 2014


Sally
Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects
6-1/8" x 4-3/8" x 4-3/16", 2014

    Pope Cigar Box    Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects   6-1/8" x 4-3/8" x 4-3/16", 2013


Pope Cigar Box
Giclee prints, mixed media and found objects
6-1/8" x 4-3/8" x 4-3/16", 2013