I was first introduced to the enchanting world of Joseph Cornell as a sixteen year old graphic design student. From that magical moment onwards l was captivated by his “Art in boxes”.
A couple of years later, during further graphic design studies, and before heading to Edinburgh College of Art, l took the opportunity (as part of a student project) to create a visual piece called “The History of the Pencil” inspired by Joseph Cornell’s art.
And so to to discover this playful book called, “The Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects, Magical Worlds” by Joan Sommers and Ascha Drake is pure delight. l feel it captures the very essence and charm of Joseph Cornell’s boxes. l invite you to explore their beautifully crafted book and related website, to discover the world of Cornell that continues to capture my imagination.