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.