something to hold onto
into perfect freedomI hope you enjoyed the journey inside my secret box. I created this piece for the Out of the Box exhibition at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. My donated box will be auctioned off to generous supporters helping fund this museum's mission. My inspiration for the piece was using the jewelry box as a metaphor for my creative womb. Hmmmm, if I could be on Trading Spaces for wombs what would it look like?
spaciousness...freedom...compassion for our transient nature
In this tiny box I've pieced together my favorite things: infinite blue, unending landscape, horses, flowers, and trees. The "dew that flies" is a quote from Sylvia Plath's poem "Ariel." I'm drawn to it because it reminds me of innocence that is meant to be lost and repeated. The apple with the thorns is taken from a drawing I did visually reinterpreting Snow White. The necklace composed of a Free Spirit charm and a delicate, faceted aquamarine.
I'm really looking forward to sending this little box off to its next destination in time! A joy to have been included in this amazing event. Thank you to the National Wildlife Art Museum for accepting my offering :)