Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
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Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
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Secretary with Chipmunk

2015, wood, glass, ash, gold, brass, mirror, sugar, salt, adhesive

Secretary with Chipmunk reincarnates an 18th century Boston Bombe desk and bookcase into a work of art that illuminates ways in which we learn. It explores the origins of an individual’s knowledge by focusing on both concrete and intangible ways that we understand our world and ourselves. The title, Secretary with Chipmunk, pays homage to the founders of the Chipstone Foundation, Polly and Stanley Stone.

To create Secretary with Chipmunk, all counterfeit components were removed, some were burnt, and the ash incorporated into the hand-sculpted glass composition. The work transforms the capital and feet into a three dimensional grotto and the doors, fall board, and interior depict the five senses through the use of human anatomical illustrations and symbolic cultural objects.  

Secretary with Chipmunk was commissioned by the Chipstone Foundation and is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

photo credit: Jim Wildeman

Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk

2015, wood, glass, ash, gold, brass, mirror, sugar, salt, adhesive

Secretary with Chipmunk reincarnates an 18th century Boston Bombe desk and bookcase into a work of art that illuminates ways in which we learn. It explores the origins of an individual’s knowledge by focusing on both concrete and intangible ways that we understand our world and ourselves. The title, Secretary with Chipmunk, pays homage to the founders of the Chipstone Foundation, Polly and Stanley Stone.

To create Secretary with Chipmunk, all counterfeit components were removed, some were burnt, and the ash incorporated into the hand-sculpted glass composition. The work transforms the capital and feet into a three dimensional grotto and the doors, fall board, and interior depict the five senses through the use of human anatomical illustrations and symbolic cultural objects.  

Secretary with Chipmunk was commissioned by the Chipstone Foundation and is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

photo credit: Jim Wildeman

Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk

Detail, Prospect Door and Fall Board

2015, wood, glass, ash, gold, brass, mirror, sugar, salt, adhesive

Secretary with Chipmunk reincarnates an 18th century Boston Bombe desk and bookcase into a work of art that illuminates ways in which we learn. It explores the origins of an individual’s knowledge by focusing on both concrete and intangible ways that we understand our world and ourselves. The title, Secretary with Chipmunk, pays homage to the founders of the Chipstone Foundation, Polly and Stanley Stone.

To create Secretary with Chipmunk, all counterfeit components were removed, some were burnt, and the ash incorporated into the hand-sculpted glass composition. The work transforms the capital and feet into a three dimensional grotto and the doors, fall board, and interior depict the five senses through the use of human anatomical illustrations and symbolic cultural objects.  

Secretary with Chipmunk was commissioned by the Chipstone Foundation and is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

photo credit: Jim Wildeman

Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk

2015, wood, glass, ash, gold, brass, mirror, sugar, salt, adhesive

Secretary with Chipmunk reincarnates an 18th century Boston Bombe desk and bookcase into a work of art that illuminates ways in which we learn. It explores the origins of an individual’s knowledge by focusing on both concrete and intangible ways that we understand our world and ourselves. The title, Secretary with Chipmunk, pays homage to the founders of the Chipstone Foundation, Polly and Stanley Stone.

To create Secretary with Chipmunk, all counterfeit components were removed, some were burnt, and the ash incorporated into the hand-sculpted glass composition. The work transforms the capital and feet into a three dimensional grotto and the doors, fall board, and interior depict the five senses through the use of human anatomical illustrations and symbolic cultural objects.  

Secretary with Chipmunk was commissioned by the Chipstone Foundation and is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

photo credit: Jim Wildeman

Secretary with Chipmunk
       
     
Secretary with Chipmunk

2015, wood, glass, ash, gold, brass, mirror, sugar, salt, adhesive

Secretary with Chipmunk reincarnates an 18th century Boston Bombe desk and bookcase into a work of art that illuminates ways in which we learn. It explores the origins of an individual’s knowledge by focusing on both concrete and intangible ways that we understand our world and ourselves. The title, Secretary with Chipmunk, pays homage to the founders of the Chipstone Foundation, Polly and Stanley Stone.

To create Secretary with Chipmunk, all counterfeit components were removed, some were burnt, and the ash incorporated into the hand-sculpted glass composition. The work transforms the capital and feet into a three dimensional grotto and the doors, fall board, and interior depict the five senses through the use of human anatomical illustrations and symbolic cultural objects.  

Secretary with Chipmunk was commissioned by the Chipstone Foundation and is on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum

photo credit: Jim Wildeman