Diary of an Exhibition – Memory Box – Forget Me Not

Work in progress ….

 

Having fun painting this, with a nod and a wink to saucy art of the past, often, as with this, discreetly hidden.

 

Loving the retro sexy mermaid!

 

I want to find a padlock and key for the box.  As yet I am not entirely happy with the outside.

 

I think I probably just have to rough up the bird a bit to make it look older. Argh, what a terrible sentence!

 

I love the idea of having a place to store memories. A real physical object that is solid and sturdy and will last. Not just memories popping up on face book, but a proper time capsule.

 

I found the box in a pop up junk shop, it is not antique, so am not sure what it has been made for, maybe a stage prop. But it is goodly and solid and I pounced on it.

 

The lady in the shop said lots of people had looked but no-one could see a use for it! Mad!

 

In some ways I wish I had just painted the inside… but that is art for you.. an experiment.

 

At least I know that the antique sea chest that I am in the middle of restoring from the coat of blue gloss paint that someone slapped on it,  I will just paint an image on the inside of the lid.

 

 

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