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





Finished box 'ABANDONED#3' now in my Etsy shop...


Peeling woodwork and walls, original antique prints on the walls and a little antique doll peeping out.

Snippet from Sophie Tuckwell's short art film about my work. You can see the whole 3 minute film on my website.   Thrilled with it, Thanks Sophie x
WIP


Finished... The Charmer    -     antique dolls head, papier mache, clay, wood, paper and leather.




Film maker Sophie Tuckwell has just made a short film about my work and I'm thrilled to bits, check it out on my website -  thank you Sophie x

www.boxesofcuriosity.co.uk 



wip.......

Old dolls head, with papier mache torso and clay heart wrapped in a snake!!!

Finished and on Etsy....

JUST A DROP



antique doll head & arms
original Dore print
clay & papier mache
paper flowers & silk


 




wip.... no title yet, just putting everything together





LADY IN WAITING.  Antique case, bisque doll head, resin skeleton, paper flowers, sacred heart, lace, velvet.

Interior....


close up....


ALL BOTTLED UP. Antique wooden box, antique bust figure, bottles, clay, wood.







TAGGED.   Small open box. antique doll head, golden wings, bagged and tagged.


Currently available on Etsy - 'jennieshox'

BACK AT YA - Antique figure, bees & moths, paper roses, silk and a ball and chain! The heart with nails is supposed to push away the hurt.





Interior now finished ..... I think




One of my boxes on Joseph Berry Interiors' stand at Battersea Decorative Antiques and Art Fair, running until 28th Jan. Stand looks really great with loads of fantastic items.




Work is progressing....

Work in progress, I've discovered I really like making small pieces of furniture to go inside my boxes.  Made from thin wood, painted and stained and then distressed, great fun! Ready to fill with bottles, I think, this time for an idea that's coming together.  The figure that's planned for this box is so beautiful, will start to put her together soon.





And she's looking forward to 2018.... hope its a good one!


She's looking back on 2017 ....


A couple of shots from the show currently running at Gallery 286, London. [December 2017]





See this little box at Gallery286 Christmas Show at 286 Earls Court Road, London
12 - 24 December.  'Three heads are better than one'
Very happy to have joined the fold at Joseph Berry Interiors, London  -   www.josephberryinteriors -   and to be shown alongside all the wonderful antiques and curios. Feels like a natural home!

Come and see them at the Decorative Antique & Arts Fair, Battersea 23-28 Jan 18

                                                       

                                The worm has turned                                                          What are the roots that clutch
Delighted to be part of The Gallery 286 Christmas Show 17 December 12-14 London
and very pleased my piece was chosen for the poster.




In the Startled ear of Night.


Photographs of new work just arrived from master photographer Tessa Hallmann.

'The Worm has Turned'

Interior of 'The Worm has Turned' just finished.
Antique gothic case, antique doll bust, papier mache, ceramic skulls, wood, silk, paper and a moth!
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'.