SQUARE INCHES OF FACE

While traveling overseas with my photographer husband, I walked the beaches of many countries looking for objects caught in the wrack line. I wandered the outback of Australia collecting bits of wood, tin, seedpods, and bones.  I wandered through Moroccan and Indian markets, buying sparkling trims and beads and searched through English antique shops for odd or broken bits of junk and unique ephemera. I have thousands of these treasures stored in flat drawers. A new box usually starts with a single object that grabs me on any one day.  It may suggest a story, a place, a memory, or a dream. The rest comes together like characters in a plot. Each time I open a drawer—it's like a casting call.  The box construction series Square Inches of Face reflects Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote—

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history, and his wants.

 
BALLOON BABY 23" x 23" x 2.75"

BALLOON BABY
23" x 23" x 2.75"

CHOICE
23" x 23" x 2.75"

CASH CLOWN
23" x 23" x 2.75"

COLOR ME 23" x 23" x 2.75"

COLOR ME
23" x 23" x 2.75"

HOOKED
23" x 23" x 2.75"

RAPHAEL
23" x 23" x 2.75"

MADONNA
23" x 23" x 2.75"

UN-ATTACHED
23" x 23" x 2.75"

GROW UP
23" x 23" x 2.75"

PRINCESS 23" x 23" x 2.75"

PRINCESS
23" x 23" x 2.75"