I did this for my A Level art exam, the brief was boxes inspired by Joseph Cornell. I hadn't heard of him before doing this project, but you shoud check him out cause his work is awesome! I was so inspired doing this project!
The exam its self was 15 hours
spread out over 3 days, in that time I constructed all the little boxes (from cardboard) and glued them all in, painted/ papered all the boxes and stuck in the objects. It doesn't sound like a lot but it did take up all the time!
The stuff is all things I had at home already. The rusty old pocket watch my mum found in the mud when going for a walk, and I got the music sheets and old map from charity shops. All the photos were cut from old National Geographic magazines.
Of course, as I was being marked on this I had to make up some deep and meaningful bullshoot (despite the fact that I chose the objects mearly because they looked pretty together
), so I just make some crap up about it representing man's relationship with nature; they lapped it all up, hehe!
Top left, you can't see it in the big picture because of the reflection. A bullet thing and a fuse:
This is one of my favorite boxes, wooden toy house and tiny jar of tiny shells found on holiday. The background is an old map, the colours on it are really nice:
Photo of a fly-thing, and an actual fishing fly hanging from a thread, which the glass fronted box it's in origionaly contained. It had been hanging around the art block for the whole 7 years I have been at that school, I think my teacher got it from a car boot sale, but she was happy for me to use it:
This one is my mum's favorite, my friend gave me the broken china, which she dug out of her garden:
This is a little cactus in a plastic dome, which I bought as a little key charm thing, but it sadly died. I love the background on this one, it was actually a car advert:
A pretty pheasant feather, and good old Darwin. At the top of the feather box it says "with graceful movement" which was part of the music sheet already, I thought it suited the feather well:
This box is lined with silver paper, and I glued the marble onto the shell. it has annother fishing fly, and I put some celophane stuff that I found in the storeroom over it. It was ment to look like underwater, but I'm not so sure about it:
The old watch and a background I painted, I wanted to support the clock with lots of threads coming from the birds, but it was too heavy:
Back of the clock and a mysterious coin:
Big moth, shark tooth,and a puzzle piece with Mexico on that I found exploring, but that's annother story
Before everything was stuck in:
of course some people said it wasn't exactly Art, but my teacher liked it and I think I'm getting an A for it, so all is well!
Sorry for the hideously long post, but I didn't want to miss out too much
Thankyou for hearing me ramble on , and c n c are welcome!