Found Wooden Box Drawings by Indigo

One day these will be the old days. Acrylic, graphite and ink on vintage wood box, 7.75 x 8 x 2.5". December 2010.

I headed over to Scout Magazine today to get a dose of new music and stumbled upon a video post about Cargoh (a new etsy–esque social shopping site based right here in our backyard) featuring local artist Indigo. Strangely enough I've never crossed paths with her work but am instantly drawn towards her found wooden box drawings which were originally exhibited during PRESENCE at Catalog Gallery in December 2010. She mentions on her blog that these found boxes are an "ongoing series of work which was born from the impulse to investigate history through the ephemera that remains. To search out the fragmented memories of strangers, find those that resonate most deeply with her own stories and experiences, and use both as a starting point to create something new." Although they are not for sale at her Cargoh shop I am hoping they will eventually show up somewhere in a solo exhibit or online. So good. (Check out the video (embedded below) the folks at Cargoh and Gastown’s own Catalog Creative produced featuring her work).

A time before remembering. Acrylic, graphite and ink on vintage wood box, 9.25 x 13 x 4.75". December 2010.

A collector of small stones and other precious things. Acrylic, graphite and ink on vintage wood box, 5.5 x 9 x 2.5". December 2010.

Jan Halvarson


Mandy Behrens said...

Jan -- Her work is so moving! I'm especially attracted to "A collector of small stones and other precious things" piece. Thanks for sharing!

Cargoh said...

Hey Poppytalkers,

Thanks so much for the post! We really appreciate it!

High Fives!

Pinecone Camp said...

I really love these! The illustrations remind me a little of David Bromley, an Australian artist. Now to check out the links.

Laura said...

Such a beautiful idea.

lesley [smidgebox] said...

these are so lovely. there is something a little melancholy about those works, perhaps a combination of the warmth of the wood and the fluidity of the linework. gorgeous, thanks for sharing.