Vorlon Box: 1998 - Maryland Institute
I did this over the summer in my wood sculpture class at Maryland Institute. I don't like the end product very much, but the basic idea was a stylized human form. In the end it's too bug like and the feeling gets lost. I like the mechanism though. The head rotates back, removing two fang-like pins from the shells. Then the shells pull apart and hinge open. It's probably my biggest interior space in a box as it was intended to be a pencil box. It's made from laminated poplar and pine, filled with west systems epoxy and spray painted black and ivory. The paint is not very good, and feels plasticy and not like wood. Ebony would have been better, but too expensive and wasteful.