This house is 5″ tall and has a removable roof. Inside are small compartments. There is one swivel-action window, one sliding window, a sliding barn door and a hinged door with 2 drawers inside.
Jewel is made from hundreds of watercolor paper circles, hand painted, folded and glued together to form sphere shapes.
Tansu Gothic-Measures 15″ W x 25″ T x 6″ D. This structure was made with paper, hand painted by the artist. Randi made over 300 pieces of handmade hardware with over 800 metal brads for this piece. It took 8 months to draw, make models and finish this structure. It consists of 6 boxes, 11 drawers and 2 piano hinged doors. Inside the compartments, drawers and boxes are handmade books containing facts, drawings and historical stories about tansu cabinetry.
|This piece is inspired by the Japanese cabinetry, Tansu. These pieces were first made in the 17th century as portable chests to hold personal items, clothes, firewood, money and much more. Many were made with secret compartments under lock and key, sometimes with reinforced security hardware. The secret compartments, gorgeous texture, hardware and impeccable craftsmanship are what attract me to them. I do not claim to be in the same league as these master makers, but the influence is unmistakable. For more information on Japanese Tansu cabinetry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansu|
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Patience consists of 19 books in various boxes and cubbyholes. They all nest together like Russian dolls.
Patience was made in 2007 by Randi Parkhurst.