Monday, February 22, 2010

a box


 this fabric piece is going to be a box.


box n. 1. a case or receptacle, usu. rectangular, of wood, metal, cardboard, etc., with a lid or removable cover...3. the quantity contained in a box... 9. a small shelter...


As civilized man began to wander, the box became extremely important as a means of taking his possessions with him. A portable enclosure for his belongings was a necessity...

...A study of boxes is a study of the changing values of civilized man, for by learning about the various uses of old boxes we acquire knowledge about those things that man felt were his most precious belongings.

...The box has been used to protect, contain, or simply to decorate, for centuries. 

Boxes - The Collector's Book of Boxes. Marian Klamkin 1972


for storing our treasured possessions... the box is functional and practical... a box holds something


As one becomes conscious of one's self, one becomes a conscious collector of identity, projecting one's being onto the object's one chooses to live with. Taste, the collector's taste, is a mirror of the self.

The Cultures of Collecting, Roger Cardinal


"May my story be beautiful and unwind like a long thread..." she recites as she begins her story. A story that stays inexhaustible within it's own limits.
Trinh T. Minh-ha