I wanted to give an architectural frame to thought and use the lead box as a module. The box is one foot square, using this old, Imperial, English measurement that refers to the body.
The first box work I made was JOY AND KNOWLEDGE, an open translucent vessel that connects with an absolutely dark lead cube through a bridge that joins a square lead to a round fibreglass tube.
Over a five-year period I made four sets of double box works. In each, one box is pierced, with holes that refer to bodily perceptions, and the other is completely closed and made to support an alabaster or resin organ. The heart and the brain are made of resin; the testicles and kidneys are made from two different kinds of alabaster.