Art in Boxes Original Sculpture by Leslie Banta.
This box is from my iteration of micro beds enclosed in settings. In the Fall of 2009, this sculpture was included in an international exhibit of miniature artworks displayed in Richmond, VA. This box was made specifically to the exhibit requirements that no artwork be any larger than 3 inches in any dimension - a fun challenge! I was privileged to have this piece on exhibit with so many other artists. Want more info on this swell exhibition?
So...what's with the Beds in Boxes, anyway?
What started with a painter's block in 1997 resulted in an obsessional series of boxes containing small beds, lit by tiny lights powered by batteries. More than 10 years later, these beds now live in various environments: from miniature sculptures to small photo worlds that come alive through a stereoscopic effect. While most of my current "bed boxes" are in stereographic form, I'm always looking for an excuse to parade a "real" small bed out in the open!
This sculpture reaches the limits of its 3" limitations...measures roughly 3" tall x 3" wide x 2.5" deep.
The piece is ready to display on a curio shelf.
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