Pots, Boxes and Eye Glass Cases

Below you'll find a few of my boxes that are off to the Smithsonian Institution's 43rd annual Folklife Festival:   "Giving Voice: The Power of Words in African American Culture  in D.C. June 24 to 28 and July 1 to 5, 2009.  Admittedly, these are less than great shots--fingerprint smudges on the lens. My nephew's are much better, he's a pro. I'll will have some of his pics posted later. Click on the image to get a closer look.

Eyeglass cases

As promised, below you'll find the photo taken by Pablo Robles. Although these cases were also shot as a group, the photo is much clearer and you can see a different selection of box designs.


Pots & Boxes

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Eyeglass case, pot, and round box

Eyeglass case and pot

Eyeglass case and pot

Thinking again of Africa, bogolanfini, or mud cloth, influenced the canes I designed to use as a veneer over glass (baby food jars).

Inside the top of these small pots you'll see this design.

When creating this piece I thought of a woman dressed in a shawl wearing a hat with hatpin.

Blue and lacy. Althought it looks askew in this photo this pot actually stands straight. It too is formed over glass.

In the style of Gustav Klimt this pot includes translucent shades of burgandy, yellow, fuschia, and bright pink. An extruding tool blends these colors together to create others. Can you see a hint of green? Veneer over glass.