Shadow Boxes, Memory Boxes and Shrines
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Artwork and text copyright 2006 Carolyn M. Brady
The objects in the shrine are a skull bead, a cow-shaped milagro and a sparkly yellow flower to represent the marigolds often used to decorate Day of the Dead altars.
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Memory box made from cigar box, origami paper, photocopies of family photos and other documents, computer-generated text, foam core and cardstock.
This box tells the story of my grandparents' arranged marriage. The central image in the shadow box is mounted on foam-core and shows my grandparents at the time of my grandmother's arrival in Seattle from Japan in 1918.
The cover image is a color photocopy of a vintage apple crate label showing Mt. Hood.
|View front of box
||View of side and back
Assemblage with found objects (9"x 7.5")
The cigar box, round kitchen trivet and wire were bought at rummage sales in Hustisford, Wis., and the rusty washers on the trivet were found on my sister's farm in Hustisford. The woman's face was heat-transfered to the wood from a photocopy of an 1880s cabinet card photograph from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Alternate title: Domestic Spheres
|Mini-shrines made with matchboxes covered with origami and mulberry papers and embellished with rubber-stamped charms made with gloss white shrink plastic.|
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