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Dressing Up Box

September 19, 2011


This battered old box was earmarked for a skip outside a worshipful company in the City of London. (Actually the one devoted to fish-mongering, so an appropriate use of it, now I think about it.) One awkward tube journey home later I decided that its destiny had to be as a fun artwork. So I made a wooden box into a glass fish tank full of the usual things, a mermaid (red headed after its eventual owner of course), an octopus, starfish, sea horses, a diver (about to rescue the imperiled mermaid) card playing crabs and all. The sides of the wooden box being ‘glass’ you can see all that’s going on from each point of view, with hidden surprises on each side. The box is about 2 x 1 1/2 x 1 feet, or about 60 x 45 x 33 cm.


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