shadow box pots
Lidded ceramic jars are displayed with found objects, materials, and text.
“At 20 years old, I boarded the bus from Philadelphia to New York.
I wore my dungarees, black turtleneck, and the old grey raincoat I had bought in Camden. My small suitcase, yellow-and-red plaid, held some drawing pencils, a notebook, Illuminations, a few pieces of clothing, and pictures of my siblings. I was superstitious. Today was a Monday; I was born on a Monday. It was a good day to arrive in New York City. No one expected me. Everything awaited me.”
Just Kids – Patti Smith
“When I first saw New York I was twenty, and it was summertime,
and I got off a DC-7 at the old Idlewild temporary terminal in a new dress which had seemed very smart in Sacramento but seemed less smart already, even in the old Idlewild temporary terminal, and the warm air smelled of mildew and some instinct, programmed by all the movies I had ever seen and all the songs I had ever read about New York, informed me that it would never be quite the same again.”
Goodbye To All That – Joan Didion
“Somewhere in the city of New York
there are four or five still-unknown objects that belong together. Once together they'll make a work of art. That's Cornell's premise, his metaphysics, and his religion which I wish to understand.”
Dime Store Alchemy – Charles Simic