||The object is a hexagonally shaped box, approximately
four inches across by three inches high, with a removable lid.
The top surface contains a leaf pattern that has been hand painted.
The leaves, of varying sizes but all similar in shape, extend
from the center of the box in a radial pattern. The leaves are
colored in a smooth blend from dark green to lemon yellow to
white. Similar leaves flowing in a clockwise direction decorate
the six edges of the top. The leaves appear to be dancing along
the rim of the top, a movement that is countered by the chaos
represented upon the top of the box, seventeen leaves dancing
in every direction. Along the sides of the hexagonal box, mixed
green and yellow waves rise from the base of the box toward the
upper rim. These waves or squiggly lines are reminiscent of long
blades of grass rising from the earth toward the sun. The calming
coolness of the green accented by the soft warm yellow underlying
the leaves are juxtaposed against the sharp symmetry of the hexagonal
edges, not unlike the perfection of the Blakeian tiger which
embodies nature itself. However, the top of the box covers the
top of these blades of grass. Each area of the box contains a
repetition of elements which establishes a designed aesthetic
and a sense of rhythm and circular movement around the piece.
The movement of the entire exterior of the box from the rising
lines along the walls of the box to the dancing leaves to the
chaos of the leaves on top creates an overall balance such as
that that exists in nature. In essence the box is a metaphor
for our natural world.
opening the box the metaphor of nature is extended by the
dark abyss encountered when looking into the box-- the
interior of the box and lid are a solid dark green. The
interior of the builds the metaphor of nature into a must
more fundamental question about the meaning of human life.
While shrouded in an organic, rhythmic but recognizable
exterior, our interiors, and the meaning of our existence,
mystery to us. Herein lies the power of art, to stir the
imagination of the viewer in untold directions beyond the
mundane, to question and challenge our assumptions about
ourselves and the world around us.
direct hand of the artist is evident in the brush strokes and
establishes this work as an original art piece emitting the
aura of a singular object. The hexagonal box is an artwork
because it is a one of a kind, original work crafted by the
human hand that engages the mind of the viewer through beauty
and metaphor, traditionally transcendental elements of human
creativity. Only the genuine hand of the inspired artist contains
the power to inspire such revelry in the mind.