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Early Days, Holding Promise (construction of fruit boxes, cheese box, paper, tissue paper, plastic leaves, wire, fabric, gouache, gold paint and modelling clay. 1992)

Early Days, Holding Promise (construction of fruit boxes, cheese box, paper, tissue paper, plastic leaves, wire, fabric, gouache, gold paint and modelling clay. 1992)

Two fruit-boxes are topped by a cheese-box arch. All three boxes are sanded, shellacked and enriched by tiny traces of colour and gold leaf. In the top arch, we see a painted relief of an adult hand holding a tiny baby whose eyes are closed and mouth is wide open. The box underneath is lined with dark blue tissue paper, in the middle of which a bright golden sphere shows a finely-detailed drawing of a baby feeding from the breast. The lower box reveals a baby laid among autumn leaves: the body is cyan-blue; the face is resting on the right arm. This image is surrounded by a frame of deep crimson velvet. The three boxes form a triptych which is mounted in a wooden display case. The case is painted inside with a golden-brown tree which surrounds the whole piece and spreads its leaves and branches over a deep blue sky.