|Project by SM||posted 04-17-2008 05:35 AM||1527 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
This was a bithday present for my sister (and she gave me the wood). She is an archaeologist specializing in native cultures. I knew she would particularly like something that made reference to our childhood so the lid handle is a piece of caribou antler (not that we had caribou running around the yard, but we did hunt ungulates and caribou would be very exotic to her, living in California). We don’t get to see each other much but we have a lot in common: woodworking, and a love for the mountains. She is an artist and she: paints, does stain glass, silver smithing, throws pottery, sculpture, weaving, you name it!
Though it is a bit heavy and dark for me and I’m not so keen on the handle, I really designed it for her with elements I knew she preferred. Now that I think of it, it is a lot like her: a combination of beauty, roughness, and a bit of mystery about her (but I’m probably seeing more of my sister than I am of the box).