Cheeseboxes 2010-2011

I can’t seem to walk by seed pods, stones, moss-covered bark, etc. without stockpiling them. A few years ago, we had the 18-year cicada onslaught in this region which inspired this series of Cheeseboxes. I wanted to keep that moment of their song and their abundance with me. The small frames of the boxes enclose a narrative around my finds. The works are comments about juxtaposition of textures, some are comments about death, some are deeply emotive collections. All the objects are cast-offs, including the frame. They are things with no further use, obsolete and disconnected elements in our very connected world. 

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2010

Teeth, 5 3/4"

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2010

Inflatable, 10.25"

2011

Time Clock, 10"

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2010

Blue Shard, 4.5"

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2010

Etrog 4.25"

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2010

Memento Mori, 10"

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2010

Y, 13.5"

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2010

Car, 10"

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2010

Blue felt, 8.5"

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2010

Mushroom, 4.25"

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2010

Golden Buds, 4.25"

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2010

Princess, 10"

2010

Wedding, 10"

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2010

Glass, 8.5"

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2010

Straw Man, 4.5"

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2010

Tree, 8.25"

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2010

Cicadas, Each box 4.5"