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Piranesi Prisons Series,

Prison # 1

Gian-Battista Piranesi's fantastic series of etchings of imaginary prisons has always intrigued and deligted me, and also had a strong influence on M.C.Escher. They are the inspiration for this series of boxes. This first box of the series aims to capture the sprawling, almost chaotic sense of some of the etchings. The outer wood is cherry and the inner is quilted maple. The box measures 11"h - 16"w - 10"d.