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Starting Inside/Outside the Box

October 10, 2017

I think I’m glad to have signed up for the upcoming show Inside/Outside the Box at The Arts Center in Corvallis. Part of me has really struggled with sitting down to produce something, anything. My brain has been so immersed in house projects that I haven’t been creating artwork since spring. So, it seems fitting that I stared creating a lamp for the project in a House/box theme.

*The Inside the Box/ Outside the Box- exhibit is a group exhibit on boxes of all kinds. The exhibit is on part invitation/ part submission, representing local and regional artists working in a variety of media.*

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I wanted to work with my current material stash, since it’s pretty full. I even pulled out rolls of paper purchased years ago “Oriental Rice Paper” for Sumi & Oriental painting, drawing, calligraphy, block printing & watercolors. 12″ x 50′ roll! The only thing lacking has been wood sticks. I’ll have to purchase a few more to complete the project.


I’ve opted for a very simple format with a flat roof and Shoji screen appearance. Equisetum has been cut and inserted into the framework. The corners will receive posts to hold the roof up.


My finger muscles are enjoying NOT cutting intricate paper designs to cover the framework. Using natural materials has been calming for my brain. I think I need more of that.

I’ll post more images as it continues to progress. This will be called “House E” (E for Equisetum). My brain is already working on other natural materials to use. We will see where it all leads or doesn’t lead.



13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2017 2:20 pm

    This is wonderful. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like it.

    • October 10, 2017 7:06 pm

      Unexpected is good in my mind! The wetter weather should keep my brain working. ๐Ÿ˜„

      • October 10, 2017 11:14 pm

        Have the fires stopped?

      • October 11, 2017 1:07 am

        Everything is under control in my state. California is in a world of hurt right now. ๐Ÿ™

      • October 11, 2017 1:28 pm

        Still???!!! It’s gone on a long while. How awful. I shouldn’t complain about drizzle ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • October 17, 2017 3:27 pm

        I hope you are enjoying the last bits of Ophelia!

      • October 17, 2017 6:56 pm

        Extraordinary sky and a very visible red sun, like the Zombie Apocalypse is coming ๐Ÿ˜

  2. October 10, 2017 4:46 pm

    Its looking great, like a little Japanese house!

    • October 10, 2017 7:05 pm

      It is like a Japanese house. MidCentury modern as well. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll purchase sticks and work out more ideas.

  3. October 16, 2017 4:58 am

    Stretch that brain!

  4. October 16, 2017 5:57 am

    I really like it and look forward to seeing what you do with it. It is great that you worked with material you already have. It is hard to get started after not working for a while. Sometimes after not working for even one day.

    • October 17, 2017 3:26 pm

      Hi Nancy! Thanks for your comments. I’m slowly working through the process. My brain is still flitting around with other things. ๐Ÿ˜

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