Joseph Cornell’s Assembled Boxes Of Surreal Quality.

Unlike most of th stuff posted on this blog, this is an old thing. Joseph Cornell was of a rare breed of American surrealist artist who grew up during the Great Depression. Inspired by Max Ernst’s amazing surrealist collage book, la Femme 100 tetes (100 Headless Women)take a look at 165 pages of it here — Cornell gathered materials from secondhand shops, arranged them, and created custom-collaged boxes, full of symbolism and wonder. These boxes almost seem like storefront windows, but their peculiar nature hold much deeper meanings than your average attractor of consumerism.

These boxes show below are merely glinting off the surface…

Source: HUBPAGES

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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