Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Curious Cabinet

 Curious Cabinet  15x7.5"

I came across this wonderful set of drawers at our local swap meet several years ago.  I knew it would be perfect for something, someday. Someday is now and the something is a spooky Halloween piece called Curious Cabinet.

Loosely based on the Victorian cabinets of curiosities that housed flora and fauna from the world of nature, this one is full of skulls, vials, scrolls, old keys, twine, calla lilies, an amber broach and a frozen Charlotte.  Spanish moss and tea-dyed cheese cloth drape the sides and wax drips down, along with loops of a chain and bead necklace.

The vials and large central skull were coloured with Adirondack's Alcohol ink in terra cotta and all the pieces were affixed with heavy gel medium.

Not every one's cup of tea, but I know a few people 
who will just "die" when they see it!

 Available at the upcoming
Art Girlz in Autumn Studio Show on Sept. 23.


  1. This is so amazing, Erin. I love this kind of thing. I know your show is going to be fantastic!

  2. Chris - Thanks, hoping you can make it up - we'll leave the light on for you!