NOT SAFE FOR PEOPLE WHO GET GROSSED OUT EASILY (i.e. my dad ;-)
I can’t remember exactly when I made this box. It was during an Advanced Art Class presented by Emma Willemse and she had taught us how to make cyanotypes – if you have a look at her work, you can see that she is a master at it. I had also just started reading Women Who Run With The Wolves, and the first story is of La Loba – Singing the Bones. That’s what this box is about.
For some reason I had this box on my desk at work. A colleague came in for a chat, saw it, and while he was saying “Oh, what’s this?” he picked the box up and opened it. I did not have time to stop him. He dropped the box in fright and my entire office was covered in little bones.
It’s macabre, I know. But I like it. I think this box came out beautiful.
Singing the Box
Recycled Ferrero Rochero box, Cyanotype on Paper, Animal Bones
215 x 215 x 43 mm