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If I were to do 3D work again, it would be like this. I've been a fan of Joseph Cornell's work since I can remember....

'Dime-Store Alchemy': Joseph Cornell's Surrealist Boxes

Untitled ( the Hotel Eden) 1945 - Joseph Cornell think of creating your own frames and boxes within the box

CAGED "A Parrot for Juan Gris" Joseph Cornell Surrealistic objects collage as inspiring diorama. Lost Marbles Copper Metal Art & Jewelry: Joseph Cornell’s Boxes

keepsake assemblages in box mount frame - for people living with disability that attach objects to memories - image inspiration: "A Parrot for Juan Gris" Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell's Shadow Boxes I like this one just because it a bottle and it shows the history behind it.

Joseph Cornell's Shadow Boxes: Again, this box is perfect inspiration for a mixed media piece into portraiture but perhaps also juxtaposition. The objects could appear imposed or perhaps parts of the face are imposed on to the Cornell-inspired background.

Joseph Cornell, my favorite artist, who was in love with ephemera and had mad crushes on ballerinas and opera singers

Joseph Cornell Untitled (Pharmacy), ca. 1942 Box construction, x x cm Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice PG 128

The Joseph Cornell Box http://www.josephcornellbox.com  Evidence, 2011 Susan McCarrell (South Okanagan, British Columbia) mixed media 12.3" x 12.3" x 3.2" (31.2 x 31.2 x 8.1 cm) www.susanmccarrell.com susan-mccarrell.artistwebsites.com  In my exploration of art, I look for versatile solutions to all challenges that are presented. I am not drawn to any one formula.

Identity Box by Susan McCarrell. Displayed in the Joseph Cornell Box readers gallery.

The Joseph Cornell Box

The Listening Center, 2012 Mary Jo Kattelman (Newark, Missouri, USA) wooden box filled with found objects and a starling skeleton x x cm)

Untitled (Bebe Marie)  Early 1940's (200 Kb); Construction, 23 3/8 x 12 5/16 x 5 1/4 in; The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/cornell/cornell.bebe-marie.jpg

Dime-Store Alchemy: Joseph Cornell’s Surrealist Shadow Boxes

Joseph Cornell Untitled (Bebe Marie) Early Construction 23 x 12 x 5 in. The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Joseph Cornell's 'Observatory: Corona Borealis Casement' (1950)

Joseph Cornell's cabinets of wonder at SFMOMA

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination: Observatory: Corona Borealis Casement, 1950

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Cornell – Untitled (Celestial Navigation) – An artist whose work has to be experienced directly to understand its true power.