Ahmah's Box

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  • Ahmah's Box
    A GCE 'A'-Level Final Project
  • This artwork is based on my imagination of my grandmother, as a gardener who grows whimsical herbs that can treat all of her problems, be it physical aches or emotional stress.

    It is a box filled with hand crafted tools and packets, with an illustrated garden journal on the inside.

    Every item has a special, imaginative story behind it,
  • Prep Board 1: Investigation of physical signs of aging through illustrations of her burdens, studies of her medicine box and skin.

    Photographs from her youth and illustrations of my memories as a child.
    ---Rest of the Prep Boards in my next project
  • Items in the first level drawers
    Left compartments:Anian seeds, 'see-d juice' spectacles, dropper and lens,
    Right compartments:Mushvrooooms in petri dishes, Geneseng & Essence of Presence, Metal ginger extract
    The functions and inspiration for each item will be explained and photographed in further detail in my next project (Prep Boards)
  • Carol Ann Duffy's : Onion

    relating this project to an Onion, with many layers of tear inducing memories
  • Charcoal on tracing paper, with transparency over it.
  • a rainy day window, clipped inside the book
  • Go to Prep Boards to understand more!
    thank you for visiting :-)