Voyeur Boxes

This series has it all – illustration, playing with adhesives, playing with electricity, and playing with perception.

Saying No, wherein a woman walking towards the viewer in a moonlit forest, a disabled car flashing pathetically behind her. Link to come.

La Gloria Cubana, a mink lined bed with a quaint little fairy. Link to come.

Now Available in Paperback, wherein light spills in on a table with the necessary noir tableau of gun, cards, and broad. Link to come.

Summer’s Eve, wherein a young athlete runs through the firelit forest, oblivious to the young woman in slow pursuit. The title refers to the “feminine hygiene” product that preys on an immature woman’s self image as she struggles to balance raging hormones against social protocol. Link to come.

Pelt, wherein the viewer receives a stylized view of an upskirt photographer’s fantasy. 

Rules of Engagement, wherein framed silhouettes of nude females, selected from various historic sources, sass the viewer for being a peeping tom.

Killing Time at Dawn, wherein a curved stairwell leads to an empty sitting room with a bay window welcoming the peachlight of dawn, and a barely seen figure in a side door raises a rifle and aims at an unseen target. Link to come.

Hieronymus Box, wherein four tiny peepholes gaze upon four pencil and cut paper collages of a dog at play. Link to come.

What this series doesn’t have is photogenic qualities. The oculi (peep holes) are too small and the focal distance too short for my camera to get a clear image of the inside diorama. Each box involves a cigar box casing, a button to press that powers bright LEDs, and a three dimensional collage incorporating found materials and cut paper. Aside from the first one, Hieronymus Box (a grief tribute to my late dog, Hieronymus Boxer), the stories inside each box deal with violence  or perceptions of sexual mores.

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