Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Contents of a Box - 1

One of several boxes contain things which cannot be thrown out, nor which have any immediate use: items in limbo.

Clockwise from lower left-

1. Wooden box, which used to contain figs (Maida Vale, London, 2004?)
2. Cut Pieces of paper used as stencils for monotypes (Florianopolis, 2009)
3. Plastic Key, used for stretching canvases (Maida Vale, London, 2005)
4. Brackets used to hang pictures (Maida Vale, London, 2003)
5. Nuts (Florianopolis, 2007)
6. Bolts (Florianopolis, 2007)
7. Little screws used for brackets (Edgware Road, London, 2004)
8. Two Shells (Florianopolis, 2009)
9. Spiral shell fossil (gift from unknown donor, London, 2003)
10. Pencil eraser (Aberdeen, 2000?)
11. Part of a scalpel blade (Florianopolis, 2006)
12. Little scissors (Florianopolis, 2007)
13. Device for attaching telephone wire to skirting board (unknown)
14. Part of telephone wire (Florianopolis, c. 2008)
15. Small box of staples (Aberdeen, 2003)
16. Crumpled pieces of chocolate wrapping (Florianopolis, 2009)
17. Dennis the Menace Badge (Finsbury Park, London, 2008)
18. Two little strips of grey paper (Florianopolis, 2010)
19. Cat's Eye Bicycle Torch (Florianopolis, 2009)
20. Batteries (Florianopolis, 2009)
21. E45 Skin Cream (Aberdeen, 200?)
22. Rubber Body Parts (Bermondsey, London 2003)
23. Brackets used to hang pictures (Egdware Road, 2004- see little screws above)
24. Device used in Flower Arranging to help anchor stalks (Florianopolis, 2007)
25. "Stopper" used to close a tube (unknown provenance)
26. Two Brazilian coins * 5o and 10 centavos (Florianopolis, 200?)
27. Brown plastic "button" of uncertain function (unknown).
28. China Doll's Head (Copenhagen, 2004)


*N.B. the terrible design quality of Brasillian coinage.

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