An assemblage is a process making a three-dimensional artistic composition from putting together found objects. This is a 5x5 box and was inspired by a poem by Candice Coughlin. A mild mannered veterinary technician during the day, but most nights she becomes her alter ego, the world famous - Topaz LeTease.
She has been the inspiration for two more projects of mine, Pura Vida & The Cheshire Topaz. I’m not sure what she originally thought of this weird artist fellow taking pictures of her. I’m just glad she found the results of my shenanagins pleasing. How can you not be inspired, after seeing Topaz LeTease perform?
The creation of this particular box began when Candice came to me. She writes short stories and poems and wanted us to work on something together. We brainstormed a bit and leant me some of her words. She has an uncanny ability to put together an emotional picture with words. With those in place I crafted a place to store them. The Box of Untamed Emotion is what she called it when she saw it.
It’s an amazing thing when two artist can feed each other with inspiration. It’s one one of the reasons that keeps me making art.
The Box of Untamed Emotion is meant to be picked and turned around. You can view all the sides in my portfolio. Although it has a distinctive top and bottom it can be viewed in any direction. When you pick it up and shake it you can hear the emotion inside.
Words © Candice Coughlin
Update 9/20/2013 Recently this was admitted into a the "Anything Goes" Exhibit at the Englewood Art Center. It won a merit award.
Update 12/2/2013 The box is available for sale here in the Foto Shop.