This one is an homage to Joseph Cornell. You may be aware
of his wonderfully little wooden boxes that are decorated with photos,
doll heads and little curious oddities that have been featured at Moma.
So for this book on History, his work seems like a good starting point
to display many historical artifacts. I created the boxes,
then digitally distorted an old world map onto each face of the boxes
digitally wallpapering it . . . all pieces were transformed, distorted
& shaded. For some of the dimensional objects had to be warped
to allow the use of a certain image that was not shot in the
correct perspective to fit into the necessary cubicle.
This is a composite of soooooo many pieces, each of which had to be
suggested & approved by a team of writers who ALL had a say
in what should be presented. I created as many as 15 variations
with many, many different items that only SOME of
the team would vote to include !! It was crazy.