Reverence is a subtly complex piece that speaks to the power of the written word. I began constructing it by laying a picture frame inside of a hinged wood box, and covering the piece with a reproduction of an Abraham Lincoln document. I added other found papers, including a fragment of Arabic and an image of an ancient Greek stone tablet before staining the piece with several acrylic washed. A miniature book by Shakespeare with a leather cover was nestled into the niche, and chains were draped across the front of the niche. A piece of decorated glass was adhered to the inside of the cover and on the outside, I draped a broken necklace. Tinker Toy feet complete the piece. 10” x 8” x 4” closed

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