Shadow Box

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    How do creative professionals who are paid to think outside the box express themselves? At Corey McPherson Nash, we do it inside the box—a shallow, glass-topped, wooden box, to be exact.

    14 years ago we resuscitated the quaint craft of shadow-box making and turned it into a company ritual. The rules are simple: Don't go outside the box, and don't put anything living inside the box. But the object is ambitious: to provide a hands-on tutorial in Corey McPherson Nash's organizational culture. "Our basic operating principle is to define broad goals, supply a little structure, and then give people the freedom to do creative work."

    With the shadow boxes, that principle has produced wildly diverse visions. Among the completed boxes: a vivid frightscape, complete with a crank for animating dancing-devil cutouts; a meditation on "what it could have been," featuring a loose marble and a list of design possibilities; and Tom Corey's own taxonomy of "bad seeds."

    hellhound_xx, orangebanana123, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Rainbow Mermaid 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Busy, Colourful Art, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Anne-Miek Bibbe 27 months ago | reply

      Lovely and sweet box!
      The colors and taste of everyday life for most kids...

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