The Peculiar Attic Shadow Box
To peer into another world strangely familiar to our own. As alluring as it is enchanting.
This is an original handmade shadow box complete with a glass front and frame. It is finished in a dark satin stain and has been fitted with brass screws and an antique toggle switch, and powered by a 9v adapter.
The model depicts a decaying and crumbling attic with a broken window, allowing the seasons outside to accelerate nature’s taking – taking it back to the earth in which it came. This is what the structure physically depicts. Only by curiosity and study will you fully realise that the solitude, abandonment and the unfathomable has more power here than the physical dimension.
All of my work in this series is inspired by the art of storytelling through unconventional illustration.
The box is backlit with LED lights behind complex layers of scenery and atmosphere to create a lifelike and almost moving environment.
There is a fitted panel on the back fixed with brass screws that can be removed to eventually change the LED’s, though they last for an extraordinary time.
Available on my online Etsy shop.