Universe Box III

Universe Box III, 1994
Materials: papier mache, copper, mineral
samples, dragees, mirrors, glass, fabric, wood
Size: 12″ x 12″ x2″
Collection: Sold at auction

This piece is made using an old wooden cash register drawer as the housing for the scene.  The large compartment has a papier mache lunar landscape with a black and silver velvet star-field.  The five compartments on the left side each hold a different unidentified mineral sample inside a mirrored copper box.  The center bottom compartment holds a bottle of ether.  The bottom right compartment holds a stockpile of hydrogen atoms represented by silver cake decorations.