Violet jewelry box

Dublin Core

Title

Violet jewelry box

Subject

Decorative arts.
Jewelry boxes.
Flowers in art.
Acrylic painting--Technique.

Description

A heart-shaped wooden jewelry box that opens from the bottom point of the heart shape in an upward motion. Acrylic paint has been applied to the jewelry box. The box has two visible dark gold hinges about one inch from the top of the box, separated about five inches apart from each other. The paint is matte and lies flat. The base color is a neutral light tan. Specks of purple are scattered atop the light tan color in various sized dots. Along the sides of the box, purple paint is splattered in uneven patterns, creating a blurred effect. The bottom of the box is flat and has specks of purple scattered in various sized dots. "2009" is written on an angle in purple paint near the bottom right on the bottom of the box. The top of the box features three separate flower group paintings in acrylic: a pair of violets at the top in the middle, a pair of violets angled on the bottom left, and a trio of violets angled on the bottom right. The top pair of violets has one light pink and one light purple flower side by side with wavy green lines stemming from the left and right sides of them. A small pale green leaf is painted to the right of the purple violet. The bottom left pair of flowers also features a light purple violet and a light pink violet. The light purple violet is slightly larger than the pink. The pink is angled below the purple. A green leaf is positioned between the two as well as wavy green lines stemming from the left and right sides of the flowers. The bottom right trio of flowers features two light purple violets and a light pink violet. The light purple violets are side by side, while the light pink violet is slightly above the left purple violet. A green leaf is painted to the left of the pink and purple violets. Wavy green lines stem from the left and right sides of the flowers. A small pink bud is painted near the end of the rightmost stem. The word "Grammy" is signed in green paint at the bottom of the box's lid. When the box is open, the inner portion of the lid is speckled with purple dots of paint, similar to the top and bottom of the box. The interior part of the box is coated in purple felt.

Creator

Muklewicz, Joyce

Source

Wiseman, Mary

Date

2009

Rights

Rights over this item are held by the creator, Joyce Muklewicz. Public use of this item or its photograph is permitted with proper credit given to Joyce Muklewicz.

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

JMC_0002

Extent

6.2 x 8.5 x 2.4 in

Medium

acrylic paint, felt (textile), metal, wood

Provenance

Gift to Haley Rogers from Joyce Muklewicz, 2009.

Collection

Citation

Muklewicz, Joyce, “Violet jewelry box,” Wayne State University - School of Information Sciences, accessed March 4, 2024, https://waynestateu.omeka.net/items/show/1038.