As I’ve been showing off galleys of my book The Find, which will be published by Clarkson Potter in May, this sculpture is always greeted with rapt curiosity. I snapped this image as I was scouting fashion designer John Bartlett and master framer John Esty’s West Village apartment for print consideration. And it most certainly appears a couple of times in The Find, professionally photographed, of course.
Made out of four triangular terrazzo molds, the treasures held inside inspire the imagination: an old clock, a misplaced ruler, chair spindles, a paint brush and a rusty horseshoe thrown in for good luck.
In May 2009, Clarkson Potter will publish my book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Pre-order now on www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.