Friday, 2 March 2012

Somewhere to rest

At this point I started thinking about the internal look of the Box, Humpty would need somewhere to sleep!

I wanted to recreate the feel of an old Victorian box, the red velvet lined type of box you might find some delicate tools or instruments in, I also decided to go with a studded finish as I felt it would have an elegance you would often see on beautiful chairs from that period.

Here, you can see the sides of the box being assembled, which also made me begin to think of a Matryoshka Doll, or Russian Doll as they are more commonly known. "Why?" I hear you ask, well upon seeing Humtpys box for the first time, after gazing across the painted type, you will undoubtedly feel the need to open it and see what lies inside, Humpty lies waiting for you to pick him up and invites you to delve deeper into his story by removing part of his head (shell) and therefore discovering a third layer of mystery.

Here you can see Humpty being measured for his new home!


  1. Beautiful work, Mark. Could I please get a contact email address for you? I'd like to extend a gallery show invite.

    1. Hi Laura, Glad you like the work! My Email is