Flower Fence Shadowbox, 1998
Flower Fence Shadowbox, 1998
Detail, Flower Fence Shadowbox, 1998
Detail, Flower Fence Shadowbox, 1998
Flower Fence Shadowbox, Wood, Metal, Toys, 1998

I bought this shadowbox for a dollar at a yard sale in the 90s.  I did not alter the shadowbox.  My wife found and gave me the rusted metal grate for a paint tray  laying in the street on a walk one day.  When people know you use found objects in your artwork, they often find things to give to you to work with.  I attached wires and flower beads to the grate to resemble a flowering vine on a fence.  I placed some old toys from my childhood on the shelves of the shadowbox and hung the beaded grate in front.
Marbles Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
Marbles Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
X Ribbon Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
X Ribbon Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
Spiral Cloud Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
Spiral Cloud Shadowbox - Acrylic, 1989
Shadowboxes, 1989
I painted a series of shadowboxes with acrylic paint to give to my family for gifts in 1989.
Spindles Shadowbox, 1992
A gift to my mother.  She hung it up in her living room and loaded it with hundreds of tiny mementos.

Tea Set Shadowbox, 1988
Tea Set Shadowbox, 1988
Tea Set Shadowbox, 1998
Tea Set Shadowbox, 1998
Shadowbox, April 1998
Shadowbox, April 1998
Left and Center:  Tea Set Shadowbox, acrylic on wood, 1988
When I was a tot, my parents gave me a toy tea set, which I still have.  My Dad glued back together the pieces I broke while I was serving tea to the table where a number of my dolls were seated.  The shadowbox came with the set but was in rough shape by the time I became an adult, so I painted it.

Right:  Shadowbox, April 1988

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