Artist Greg Hanson really got me interested in creating assemblage boxes some time last year, and ever since then i have been hooked. For me, the fascination is all about creating a world inside a box. You become like God in some ways, because you have complete say about every minor detail. You bring life to characters, you create the story and landscape. I have always been inspired by magical lands and secret doors. Ever since primary school when our teacher would sit us all down on a Wednesday afternoon, ceiling fan rawing at full speed trying to cool our sweaty bodies down. Us all laying around like lizards hanging on every breath of the teachers lips as she told of a wardrobe which lead into an exciting world of Narnia..a place far from the reality of hot dry country town of Charters Towers.
I feel like a kid with assemblage, i've always said "Assemblage is a grown up word which gives adults permission to play and be like children again". To live our fantasies, to bring them into reality to share with others. This new assemblage i've been working on over the last few days, has been so much fun. It is full of secrets, symbolism and riddles. Looking at this box, it transports me into a mystical world where every and anything is possible. I've called it 'The Box of Secrets' (which is containing a secret inside never to shown unless the box is broken) and I will be unveiling the completed box (and its journey to completion) in my upcoming youtube video which will be a continuation from Part 1 (Eyes Assemblage Box). It will also be going up for sale on my website over the next few days!