Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Another Wine Foil

I've been playing with my stash of wine foils, and finally got one I'm willing to commit to a frame. I like the weirdness of a flower picking flowers. The image size is 12" x 9".

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Last of the First Four

This is the last of my first four GIFs. This blog is beginning to look like those whirligigs in people's yards, with doors and shelves flapping!

This one is called The Closet:

There will be two more that I will have available in 3 weeks or so-- You Can Run, But You Can't Hide and Riffing on Taxonomy.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Two moving and grooving!

Here's the piece called Two. There are eleven shelves, but you're only getting a peek at four of them:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Men's Cabinet

This is the re-do of the Men's Cabinet. Inside the door is a "map" of the contents of the interior, that I wrote about a few posts back.

New, Improved GIFs

First, thanks to my brother Sean for making the box, and then thanks to Jenny Warshow for taking the photos and making the GIFs, and to Terry Allen for helping me slow parts of them down. Here's the first of four that are now ready -- the first one I made, the Dresses box:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Re-worked Cabinets

I've put a new front on The Closet, mounting a large photograph over the mirror on the front of the cabinet.

And I've completely re-done the interior of the Men's Cabinet.

Inside the door is a "map" of the sections above:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Big Long-term Project

Last week I bought a gorgeous barrister bookcase at the East Barre Antique Mall. I have been wanting a large, significant piece of furniture that would allow me wide scope for a major piece in my collection of cabinets, and I think this is it. It is missing the glass, pull-down fronts, but is otherwise in excellent condition. I think I can retrofit glass in the front of the shelves if I want to when the piece is finished.

Right now I'm just playing by putting a few things on the shelves, as I try to figure out where the piece is going. I think it will have something to do with the movement of time; perhaps the shelves are different geological strata, or different kingdoms (animal,vegetable, mineral...), or different narratives (it is shaped a bit like a comic strip...). I have time to play. 

The wonderful thing about these bookshelves is that they are modular. Each of the shelves can be separated from the others. The cap at the top lifts off separately, and there is a drawer in the base. It is very elegantly constructed.

I have put a few pieces from the Parade series on top, just to look at them. There will definitely be something on top, but I'm not sure it's these figures...

While nosing around in antique and junk stores I found 23 volumes of diaries from 1945 - 1968, handwritten by three members of a central Vermont family. This has sent me on a hunt to find out who these people were, and I pretty much know now. Reading the diaries has been fascinating. They will certainly find their way into this cabinet.