This piece began as a result of taking the online class Construct: Plaster and Paint with Crystal Marie. One of the lessons was to construct a substrate out of multiple layers of corrugated cardboard.
While they were drying, I auditioned some assemblage pieces for the main subject. When I saw this Monarch Whole Cloves Box at a recent flea market, I knew exactly what I was going to do with. Normally I am not this literal (or this pretty) with my concepts but I when where the art muses where taking me.