Looking Boxes are my layered constructions wherein I juxtapose images from many thousands of photographs I have taken over the years, all the way back to 1962. The Looking Box frames are crafted from bamboo and are two inches deep. They have a solid back with a single hole, so they can be mounted on a wall or simply displayed on a table, mantle or shelf.
Each Looking Box is one of a kind, signed by me. There are no duplicates, although I have been known to make variations on a box. The process of making each box is sometimes quick and serendipitous and other times not. First I select the images that I want to use. Then I size and print them on special paper. And then I hand cut sections away with an Exacto knife and glue them into the box.
Standard sizes and prices for the Looking Boxes:
- 6 x 6 x 2 $100
- 6 x 9 x 2 Horizontal $125
- 9 x 6 x 2 Vertical $125
The Looking Panels are a different process. The images for the panels are actually photographs of Looking Boxes which have been printed on aluminum. Printing on aluminum gives a very different effect, because now the three-dimensional box has been converted to a two-dimensional object. Looking Panels are printed in a matte finish which gives them an iridescence in certain lights. The corners of the panels are slightly rounded so they are not sharp, and there is a special hanging device on the back of the panel which spaces it away from the wall by 1/2 inch. Whereas the Looking Boxes are all paper and bamboo and susceptible to dampness and some fading if they are placed in a sunny spot, the Looking Panels are very durable. Standard sizes and prices for the Looking Panels:
- 10 x 10 $100
- 12 x 12 $125
To see what Looking Boxes and Looking Panels are available, please go to the section entitled LOOK
For more information on how to place an order, please go to the section entitled HOW