We have just finished a course in Felixstowe Library working with stories and inspired by the fabulous shadow boxes by American artist Joseph Cornell.
Joseph Cornell was a collector of things and a teller of stories. As he wandered the streets of his native New York in his lunch hours he discovered a world of culture and collected books, prints, photographs and keepsakes. He assembled images and found objects and contained them within wooden boxes of all shapes and sizes. Each art work was a window into the powerful wanderlust of an extraordinary mind.
We scoured the library shelves for stories that drew us in and connected us to a piece of our own story. We made books like concertinas that unravelled our thoughts and ideas. We made objects from brightly coloured clay and wrote poems.
These are the boxes we made.