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Archive- Narrative Boxes

I have always enjoyed working within the frame of a box and have made many boxed pieces since my days on my BA (HONS) degree in the 1980's.
My boxed pieces explore many themes, but always have a very personal narrative.
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‘THE MORE ONE GARDENS…’ MANTEL BOX
A long botanical necklace in silver and 18ct gold, with vitreous enamel and a faceted tourmaline and peridot beads, hanging in a mantel box. 
The inside of the box is collaged with old botanical drawings and a quote by British novelist and gardener, Vita Sackville West which inspired me to make the piece.
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if you cant stand the heat mantel box by diana greenwood
‘IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT…’
'get out of MY kitchen!'
Hanging chrome plated spoons and various miniature cleaning implements, in a glass fronted box.
one half of the world mantel box by diana greenwood
‘ONE HALF OF THE WORLD…
cannot understand the pleasures of others...' 

Mantel Box in cherry wood with an opening glass front, containing various gardening implements in copper, brass, wood and paper. 

Believe it or not, this is not about gardening, it’s actually about stamp collecting!

 

spoons for the garden mantel box by diana greewnood

SPOONS FOR THE GARDEN
A box containing spoons inspired by a gardening quote .

Copper, gold leaf, miniature found objects, collage, hinged glass fronted box

 

IDÉE FIXE mantel box by Diana Greenwood

IDÉE FIXE
A piece about artistic process and how ideas come to fruition

Silver and 18ct gold brooch, pages cut from my sketchbook, cherry wood box with an opening glass front.

 

childhood mantel box by diana greenwood

‘THERE IS ALWAYS ONE MOMENT IN CHILDHOOD…’
'when the door opens and lets the future in'

Silver, marbles, sweets, found objects, collage, old prints.

A piece about childhood and the loss of innocence with references to Cornell and Blake. Based on the poem ‘The Garden of Love’ by William Blake from his Song’s of Innocence and Experience Poetry books.

 

Please contact me if you would like to discuss a bespoke boxed piece: diana@diana-greenwood.com