We had a fabulous time in Houston at the Bayou City Art Festival- thank you to all the great people who came out and bought boxes. Our next fair is in Austin- the Art City Austin Fair April 12-13, and then Dallas for the Artscape Art Fair at the Dallas Arboretum Botanical Gardens April 26-27. Come out and see us!
Here is our newest box- probably my favorite in a long while, which is good, because it battled Tom the whole time he was trying to put it together. He is now my Yoshimi- he didn't let those evil monkeys win. The 4 sides and the top are glass etched with monkeys on branches. The sides are connected with dark wenge wood and legs, and the inside base is goldleafed in 22K gold, which makes it glow from the inside. It's hinged. I was inspired by the gorgeous cast glass and brass monkey boxes of Georgia and Joseph Pozycinski (I would DIE to own one of these, but I'll remind everybody that our boxes are much less expensive). These made me want to make an awesome monkey box, too, and so we did. And the Pozycinskis have also inspired me to travel to Oregon in May to take a week-long glass-casting class from the master: Linda Ethier. Hopefully, cast glass boxes will be coming soon!
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Tom Beach and Amanda Walker