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for giunta

Assemblage, 18.75"w x 23"h x 3"d. 2002.

 

One day, in the garbage heaps I usually search out, I found this wonderful old wooden box, I picked it up and it sat in my studio basement for months, waiting to be used. Right next to my Joseph Giunta poster, the exhibit that I had seen a few months earlier.

 

I began to work in this fabulous box, and created this inner world inside it, never reading the name on the front of the box, the name of its previous owner. Having completed this assemblage and having shown it to my teacher and mentor, she read the name on the packing slip on the front of the box: “JOSEPH GIUNTA”.

 

I had inherited his old paint box. And continued the art of assemblage. I felt as though I had been chosen to continue in his footsteps. This is a true story.

 

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Taken on November 19, 2002