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Foot box

8 Apr

This is clamshell-style box that I made. The two halves fit into each other – and make a great Whoosh noise.

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The inspiration for the foot on the front came from an old auction guide. In this guide there is a section on ‘folk jewellery’. This jewellery consists of various body parts depicted in metal e.g. legs, lungs, eyes, etc. I loved the way these body parts were shown isolated from the rest of the body, revered as something greater than the body to which they are attached.

I use this box to store A5 sketchbooks that I use for note-taking, ideas and drawing.