Recycled Tin Box Art by Seventy Seven Seas
These pieces come from a series called FUTURE NOSTALGIA, imagining a time when modernist architecture is part of a distant past.
They are oval boxes, about 25 mm or 1 inch deep. The front is finished with a frame, decorated by hand with a small dotted line. The interior of the box shows an evocative and mysterious scene, a modernist factory, ruins perhaps, or an abandoned town, distant hills. A dreamy still from a cult road movie.
The material used is aluminium recycled from drinks cans. Thus the overall colour is a mid, flat silver. The tin is etched and stamped by hand, then colour is applied both by burning and by the addition of paint that emphasises the etched areas. These two processes add a slight patina of colour, and, once finely sanded, give a richness to the surface.
The whole piece measures approximately 135 x 110 x 25 mm, or 5.5 x 4.5 x 1 inch.
Because of the materials it is very light. There is a loop on the back for wall display from a pin or tack.
The back of the aluminium is covered with vintage book pages, old encyclopaedias or books of musical scores.
Wherever possible, sustainable or eco packaging is used, but this does not mean that any compromise is made on the safety of the work when in transit. Sometimes it is boxed in re-purposed card. This approach is in keeping with an object that has been made from a recycled materia