Derelict Farmhouse. SOLD!
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.
This shadow box is a visually immersive model, as alluring and enchanting as it is curious. Saturated with texture, colour and detail. The box was designed to be viewed from any side and angle, every time you view it you will see something you didn’t see before. There is no beginning or end to the models inside, they are made to appear as if just out of sight.
The model depicts an old farm house choked by new and old growth woodland, framed by an ageing wooden fence that separates the house from the foggy paddock beyond. Is the house abandoned or a secluded refuge?
This is what the box interior 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 (replaceable) LED lights behind complex layers of scenery and atmosphere to create a lifelike and almost moving environment.
Available on my online Etsy shop.