The Light Box Sculpture is part of an ongoing artistic project exploring how we relate to the objects in our lives and how we place various levels of importance on those objects. Our attachment to “things” and in particular specific objects is a subject that is not always well understood. We “love” our new phone or our new car, but what does that mean? We have emotional attachments to objects and it doesn’t always make sense even to the owner. It’s fairly clear why the family heirloom or object we bought to commemorate our travels abroad evokes a powerful sense of attachment. Also clear is the attachment to objects that make our lives easier and more comfortable. It’s less clear when an object has no specific use or isn’t related to an event or person and yet evokes that same sense of caring and pride.
This project is based on playing with light, shadows, and objects in a found and altered electrical box from the past. The intention behind it is to dignify each object or set of objects and give them greater importance than they intrinsically have on their own. While in some cases the objects by themselves are fascinating the box and light can showcase them and provide a greater sense of importance to them.