Precisely the kind of uncontroversial passion that plays well with everyone, like Laura Bush’s fight against illiteracy.

Art On Trash Boxes2

Recently I devised plans to expand my series of prints on trash.  Among other things, those plans include building box frames out of scrap hardwood flooring and plywood.  I don’t think most of my work warrants or deserves frames, but there’s something I like about putting a flourish on a frosted flake box I found in the mess hall dumpster.

So it was with great effort that I completed a few prototypes last week.  A box is a concept simple enough for a small child to understand, yet it took me hours to put these together.   Among many other things, something I never realized is hardwood is hard–I learned that the…difficult way.

The art floats flush with the surface and I like how the gap calls attention to the rough edges.  Now all I need is a wood shop, enough flooring to cover a small room, and roughly twenty-four more of these.

2 Comments

  1. erin
    erin01-22-2012

    It looks like said child is already on pentagons.
    You have some catching up to do!

  2. jon
    jon01-22-2012

    That genius is always one step ahead!

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