Why the Tree Loves the Ax


    © 2000
  • Dimensions (in inches): 15 x 9 x 7.5
  • Materials: wood, wax, pigment, metal, paper, paint, fabric, mica
  • Collection of: artists collection (available)


Mixed media hinged construction opens to reveal scroll book with text from "Skin Game: A Cutter's Memoir" by Caroline Kettlewell. The scroll is hand painted, the inside of the container housing the scroll is lined with satin. The structure’s roof is lined with mica, a razor blade is affixed to one of the ‘gable ends’. Hand painted text also appears on the outside of the box, which has an encaustic finish.