About the Art
The Boxes began as an enclosure for the articulated winged figure of a dancing skeleton constructed of paper and wire (see The Cut #31 Gallery of Boxes). Pumping and releasing the wire repeatedly lifts and lowers the wings and jiggles the legs. The Box is constructed of basswood, digital images sourced from vintage picture books and hand painted illustrations, acrylic paint, LED footlights, archival papers and supports, museum glass, and a wooden frame. All succeeding Boxes follow a similar process, most having a kinetic feature rendering them interactive. Each box is a small diorama with a story to tell. Some content is contemplative, encompassing existential issues and hints at the multi-dimensional nature of being, while other content is less introspective, thematically lighter, created just for fun. Each is one of a kind, designed and constructed by the artist. To see the Boxes in action, click on the instagram logo on the bottom left corner below.
Esther Aron is a visual artist working northwest of Chicago in the Village of Bull Valley. She makes artifacts to satisfy her need to create. She describes it as an addiction of supernatural origin that pushes for expression. It has moved her from an early age, and continues unabated.