I’m part of the Pando Art Collective, which is a dozen or so artists associated with the Pandemonium Art Gallery; it just came together over the summer, and last night we had our first fundraising event so we could afford to advertise other events, have supplies for an art carnival, etc.: it was called “What’s in the Box?”
The premise: We each artified a cigar box (or other box of similar size) inside and out, then raffled them off — but they couldn’t be opened before the raffle. (The original idea was to auction them somehow — blind auction, silent auction, etc. — but at the last minute someone came up with the raffle idea, and it worked smashingly.)
Well, shucks, half the things I make are some sort of figure in a box, so it was a natural fit for me.
Since the raffle was last night, I can show you my whole box, inside and out. It’s called “The God in a Box,” and you can tell my looking that I’ve been filling my head with Mesoamerican art for the last little while.