Inspiration of the Week – Joseph Cornell

The work that Joseph Cornell does that I am most interested in is his box art assemblages. These are made up of objects like bric a brac, old toys and other obscure objects.

What I like about these assemblages is that because these objects are usually quite old which means that they tell an interesting story.

What I found the most interesting about my project last year was how collections of objects begin to form a narrative and then form a representation of the people that live in these areas.

I also think that this is an interesting method of displayed as instead of being in the outside world and being interacted with, which is what most of the objects would have been designed to be, they are contained and placed within boundaries for people to observe, almost like a museum piece.

I think that the main influence that these pieces of work will have on my work in future will be how to think differently about how to display and arrange these objects in space.

NB – all photographs here have been taken from this site:

https://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cornell/

I do not own any of the pictures on this post.

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