KazumiTanaka

Box of Wisdom

Box of Wisdom

2011
Cherry wood, copper nails, artist’s hair, two of artist’s wisdom teeth.
1 ½ x 2 ½ x 2 in.

I made a box for my friend Johanna.
When I met her in Salem, Germany last summer I realized that her mother is the exact same age as myself. She could be my daughter.

To tell the truth, being older didn’t mean much.
Even though I was much older than her she seemed much more together as a grown up person. I have learned so much through our friendship.

There is a tiny little book called 'Dew Drops of Wisdom’ at the Shaker Museum in Canterbury, NY. It is a collection of aphorisms, one for each day of the year, and seems to have been printed to give away as gifts to the community's children.

I wonder if I possess any kind of wisdom I could share with others.

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