December 2015; Joseph Cornell

The shadow boxes of Joseph Cornell have always fascinated me with their mystery, delicate beauty and quiet emotion. Yet, despite the subtlety there is so much magic and theater in them. I always experience the feeling that a precious secret is being revealed just to me, that I am being given a rare view into a place in time, and a place in a very personal life experience. I am allowed to be a confidant, not of images but real objects, possessing all the richness, the weight and texture that only objects can have, all the while seeming somehow familiar.