The 6”cube of wood, cracked and showing curvy lines of age, stayed motionless until my final decision of transforming it . Well over a month, I moved my thoughts from self-promotion on all six sides, widening the crevices and within them propping paper-thin drawings, having a fellow artist slice the block apart and painting various subjects upon the slices, making a ceramic seated figure in a bent over position and adhering it to the block, etc. The ideas went on and on until the week of the delivery date. Having experimented with layering float glass/window pane glass in a kiln to create glass tiles with open spaces, I selected one to mount atop the block of wood. With such a pristine, clear glass designated to rest on the block, the unfinished wood needed to be enhanced. A little Spackle, a little Gouache paint, a little Polychrome and the block of wood and glass became a luminous pair adhered to one another.
Smaller bits of fused color glass were also adhered as if slipping through some of the glass holes. The accompanying image shows my final result. And wouldn’t you know it, when I attended the Pro Arts Annual Box Exhibit & Auction, just about every thought of alteration to the block of wood I had, was fabricated by an Artist. Many of the “boxes” including mine sold, with all proceeds to Pro Arts. I like to be extended an option of donating a percentage, to reinforce the notion of supporting Living Artists. Just as important, we need shiny examples of Art Organizations to thrive.