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




'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

Sold










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AND STILL THE WORLD PURSUES

Antique case, antique doll head, linen, leather, lace, wire, doll parts,
paper, silk.
40 x 22 x 11


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













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MURMUR OF MATERNAL LAMENTATION #1

Antique case, antique half doll, resin skeleton, paper flowers, silk.
38 x 23 x 11
sold


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











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MADAME SOSOSTRIS,
FAMOUS CLAIRVOYANTE

Antique case, vintage doll head, resin skull, gold bullion tasselling,
silk, velvet, paper.
41 x 27 x 11

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






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WHAT ARE THE ROOTS THAT CLUTCH
 
Antique case, antique doll head,
vintage doll arms, papier mache,
silk, antique print.
36 x 24 x 10
 
 
From The Waste Land Collection
for 'Sweet Thames Run Softly'
Exhibition












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ON THE STAIR

Old wooden box, antique
German doll,
clay skeleton,
distressed
wood and paper.

29 x 22 x 10



I'm very pleased to have been invited to join The Thames Group, a collective of thirteen working artists, each with a direct link to the River Thames. The aim of the group is to produce a body of mixed media art inspired by one of the most important literary works of the 20th century, TS Eliot’s modernist masterpiece, The Waste Land.

Fully supported by Arts Council England, the work will be shown in an innovative pop-up gallery designed by award winning architect John Lyall and is already booked into five venues this year, kicking off with Metal Culture's Village Green Festival on 10th & 11th July 2015.

In 2016 we're popping up in Greenwich, London.

www.thamesgroupartists.co.uk

I'm working on a collection inspired by the poem, three of which will be chosen for exhibit.  See my Thames Group Page for pictures.



Some of the guys and me beside the Thames.