Monday, January 15, 2007

Joseph Cornell and me

One my earliest memories of going to the Art Institute of Chicago was going to see an exhibit of Joseph Cornell. His shadow boxes then were shown in this darkened room in a hidden corner of the Art Institute. I can remember how moody and dark it was - yet these shadow boxes even to me, a young child, were fun and playful. I am trying to make my own and I feel that they are unsucessful. I am struggling with new tools I received as Christmas presents that should be helping me make better shadow boxes and yet... And yet I'm stagnant and scared. Scared of making shit or worse of not making anything at all.

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