Tuesday, July 10, 2012
2012 Architectural Boxes
For several years I've been finding and reconditioning little wood boxes. All different sizes, shapes, designs in various types of wood; boxes that can be used for jewelry, coins, keys, iPods, woodwind reeds...See a few boxes from years past here. From the beginning, I've incorporated copies of etchings of old buildings from a great old book I have.
The oval box displays details from drawings of Palladian buildings, is similar to several I found and reconditioned in years past and is a favorite of mine.
This year I am adding boxes to the series which include copies of my own sketches from travels---drawn while on location. They have a less formal character that comes from experiencing the light and weather conditions as well as other elements of the time of day and season.
Above: From the pencil sketch Montepulciano at Dusk, Toni Youngblood 1988.
The picture here features a sketch I did at the end of a day trip to the town of Montepulciano in Italy. It was dusk and the town was viewed and sketched in silhouette.
This is a quick preview of boxes for 2012. There are also a couple of personalized box commissions in the works. More little boxes are coming...in between...other projects...