This box is part of the Lovely and Amazing series. It is wrapped on the inside with surface treated laserprint copies from Ruth’s scrapbook collection of handwritten poetry (Emily Dickinson). The outside is wrapped with laserprint copies of scans from various books and online sources tinted and coated with pigmented wax. Inside the box a wooden box containing a slider turtle skull is suspended with metal pins - the skull is magnifed with a glass lens mounted to the box opening. across the top of the box is a photograph of the artist, age four, being entertained by a snapping turtle in Ruth Wheeler’s backyard. Above this box a red slider turtle shell is suspended with a metal rod, the underside facing outwards. The back wall of the box interior is a digital reproduction of a scan of the same turtle shell overlaid with mica. Carved horn and bone beads help, along with metal rods and pins hold things in place, but the turtle shell is able to gently swing on its rod.
Dimensions (in inches): 12 x 6 x 7