I modified a portable chess game box that I found discarded without chess pieces to create this small reliquary. It is 2.5″ x 5″ x .75″ closed, & opens up flat to 5″ x 5″. Thought I was done with the first two images, but I could not leave well enough alone, so kept going. Not a big improvement, I am afraid!
I replaced the chequered chess board outside pieces with sections of an enhanced monoprint, also used to line the inside of my box.Then I added the “artifacts” on the inside, which include found animal teeth, a shell, a stone, and an intricate seed pod. So now here is another of my personal “spirit boxes”: something of a small shrine. This one is small & portable enough to pack to take traveling :-). The magnetic latch & hard plastic will allow me to store a few small items safely inside: maybe a pair of earings?
This is another more complete piece that started as a monoprint, now titled “Encounter”. I had no idea where this piece was going until I added one of the dog figures using a stencil made from contact paper… the piece took off from there, and I like it now. Not sure if these are feral or fully wild “dogs” :-)