Interior Motives

For the 21214 ArtScape Gallery Network show at the Hamilton Gallery.

These use the same approach as that of the The Death Watch Beetle diorama, where there is a paper door attached to the Altoids tin that opens to an inner world.

I. FLIM FLAM

I. Flim Flam

II. VIP VOP

II. Vip Vop

III. SLIP SLOP

III. Slip Slop

IV. HOT & TOT

IV. Hot & Tot

V. NOIR

V. NOIR

Work in progress, a view inside altoid tins

The above photo shows the interiors of the tins, minus the faces/doors. Below are photos from the opening night…

All 5 tins on display
Me, standing next to the work which is hanging on the gallery wall

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW

René Treviño kindly gave me this G-Shock tin. The shape lends itself to showing identical, parallel realities between our world and The Land of the Dead.

 

As Above, So Below

From Wikipedia:

These words circulate throughout occult and magical circles, and they come from Hermetic texts. The concept was first laid out in The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, in the words “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.”

In accordance with the various levels of reality: physical, emotional, and mental, this relates that what happens on any level happens on every other. This is however more often used in the sense of the microcosm and the macrocosm. The microcosm is oneself, and the macrocosm is the universe. The macrocosm is as the microcosm, and vice versa; within each lies the other, and through understanding one (usually the microcosm) you can understand the other.