Christmas Window Wunderkammer

Wunderkammer above my bed — the place of inspiration for this project

I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to larger ones.

Andy Goldsworthy

 

I wrote about the project a few days ago, but…I am in the process of designing and making the parts to create a Christmas window at a shop-gallery in Bar Harbor, Maine. I install on Monday, and it is shaping up nicely. Today is Thanksgiving, but our family is celebrating tomorrow and so today is a giant work day — long and delicious.

In the vein of long, delicious work days, I have started my day by watching the sunrise (it was another beautiful one), reflecting on my amazing road trip from yesterday (still working on writing about that one), and designing a giant Wunderkammer that is three windows large for the holiday window project.

 

Silhouettes — Partridge in a Pear Tree and Two Turtle Doves

 

Here are some links pour vous….perhaps you will like them and they will help you (and I) understand what I am doing….

Why is a Wunderkammer kitsch? from La Rocaille — one of my new favorite blogs.

Andre Breton’s interactive Wunderkammer

and just in case you need a refresher on who Andre Breton was….

The Joseph Cornell Box – I am trying to justify buying this book right now…Joseph Cornell is a huge inspiration on all of my artworks and projects…

Joseph Cornell Collection at the Guggenheim

Rosamond Purcell at the Big Town Gallery, her books at Amazon.com and her  website.

This is a great blog dedicated to window displays in London, and it is WONDERFUL!!! I am very sad to be missing the windows in New York City this year. But, as they say, if you build it, they will come! (Or something…) Here’s to a day of creativity, art-making, inspiration, walking, listening and looking!!!

 

A day of composing is a day well spent…

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