'This Way Up' - Emotion box by Eleanor May
A box is a place where others put us to understand us better. But it is also a place where Eleanor puts herself to feel safe and secure.
The concept of Eleanor's Emotion Box is that it can be opened from all sides - you never know quite what you are going to get. When one side is pulled out, an orderly filing cabinet like drawer is revealed. Turn it over and you will get a whole different set of drawers. On the outside, Eleanor has illustrated the chaos of the world, using vibrant clashing colours. In contrast, the inside is visualised in black and white with an exquisite selection of Lino cut prints.
As such, 'This Way Up' this is not merely a box of prints. It is a handcrafted keep sake, a meditation space and a box that will hopefully help you to smile. Hand painted paper adorns the exterior, whilst within, a set of origami drawers pull out to reveal 20 unique black and white Lino prints of things that reminds us that life is ok.
Box dimensions 8.5cm (cube)
Lino prints 7cmx 7cm