The Box Show is a major fundraiser for Gallery Route One in Pt. Reyes Station in west Marin county. The way it works is: Each artist is given an unadorned pine box. You can pretty much do anything to it as long as elements of the original the box remains in the piece (That definition can be stretched pretty far-- boxes on occasion have been ground to dust, burned to ash and and otherwise rendered unrecognizable in the process of making an art piece).
Here's what molly and I did this year:
I did some rough sketches
We decided to use a wooden artist mannequin
And we made a balsa wood lid for the box
Molly did an incredible job sewing clothing for our guy
I designed tentacles for our hidden monster
The tentacles are painted and glued into the box
And the box is painted as well
Our mannequin is painted and glued to the top of the box
The piece is titled:
"Sometimes It's Better Not to Think Outside the Box"
See the Box Show here: https://galleryrouteone.org/2018/08/the-box-show-2018-q-w/
You can view past Box Shows on this blog by typing in 'Box Show' in the Search box in the upper left corner of the page