BOXES OF CURIOSITY



I needed to explore the notion of confinement and restriction, assemblage seemed the way to go.

www.boxesofcuriosity.co.uk - for all the pictures

Contact: jennieshox@hotmail.co.uk
SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/jennieshox
INSTAGRAM: jenniesharmancox





Interior of 'The Worm has Turned' just finished.
Antique gothic case, antique doll bust, papier mache, ceramic skulls, wood, silk, paper.
33 x 26 x 13 cm



Work in progress...







Finishing off the next in the Abandoned series...








I'm working on a series of abandoned rooms


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'Abandoned #1'  Just finished this larger box.  29.5 x 20 cm [11.5" x 8"]
containing: large vintage print, antique doll, distressed wood, paper, paint.
Message me if you're interested.

Three Birdman creatures, now listed in my Etsy shop. Made from silk, velvet, clay, feathers, leather.
Inspired by Max Ernst's Semaine de Bonte, and the marvellous bird headed creatures therein.

I've have been working on an assemblage which is not in a box!
More of a painting really. Its constructed on canvas with
layers of painted and distressed wood and paper. 
There is a small barred window and a small clay face peers out.
Also some little wooden crosses, and some gold touches.
This is currently for sale in my Etsy shop 'jennieshox'.



'On the Stair'  Old wooden box, distressed wood, paper and paint, a Victorian doll stands on the stairs, is she coming or going or just waiting, maybe she's been left behind.

Its finished.    Titled: 'In the Startled Ear of Night' a line from Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Bells.

Been having fun making an antique pharmaceutical cabinet to go into a box, I love distressing the little bottles and filling them with 'stuff'.



'Three Heads are Better than One'
    vintage doll heads, wooden finials, gold braid, silk, crystal ball,
     inside a wooden box with brass feet.
THESE FRAGMENTS I HAVE SHORED AGAINST MY RUIN

Exhibition:   Pleased to be taking part in "An Interior Perspective"
at The Lingwood Samuel Gallery, Godalming
29th April 17 - 25th June 17 .
HAUNTED BY ILL ANGELS ONLY



Can't resist making bones....

STRANGE IS THY PALLOR
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BACK AT YA 




A CAN OF WORMS


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Working on some new figures to go into antique boxes...




newest small box, old silk panel and antique dolls head, lots of faded gold.
Opening night of the 57th Essex Open Exhibition, curated by Polly Morgan.
Beecroft Art Gallery 25th Nov - 11th Feb 17.

A great show, some terrific artists, lots of diversity and unusual work, very chuffed to have been selected by such an excellent curator. 

            

 Some more small boxes
 
TAKE HEART
Very pleased to have had 3 pieces selected for 57th Essex Open Exhibition.
Beecroft Art Gallery Nov 25th - 11 Feb 17.














"She's Broken ..... Hearted"
 
VADE IN PACE
DUST TO DUST
I've been working on some smaller boxes, along the same lines as the larger antique cased ones, simple open box with little figures or heads.


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Interior nearly finished
NO GLORY
This project has been a real challenge, and is coming together very slowly, the wax head has such a look about her that I want to do her justice and put her into the right context.  Working title is 'Take Heart'


work in progress.... never made a WW1 sweetheart pin cushion before, nice to make.

 


               




Very pleased to have a brand new website  -  www.boxesofcuriosity.co.uk

photography by Tessa Hallman, designed by Simon Fowler at Shout Design
The following six boxes are inspired by T.S. Eliot's' The Waste Land'
three of which are part of the 'Sweet Thames Run Softly' Pop-Up Gallery
Exhibition showing at the Beecroft Art Gallery, Southend-on-sea.
July 20th   -   Sept. 5th  2015

DO YOU KNOW NOTHING

Antique case, antique doll heads,papier mache, velvet, silk, aperflowers, ceramic skulls.
30 x 22 x 10



 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition

















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MY NERVES ARE BAD TONIGHT

Antique case, clay, antique lace,silk, china doll parts, antique
glass eye.
38 x 25 x 13


 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition

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