The inspiration for this piece, which I constructed in a 7.5 X 6.5 X 3.5" wooden cigar box, is the old tintype photo (shown above) of two mustachioed gentleman, smoking cigars. Brothers? Outlaws? Lovers?
I've embedded a convex lens in the lid in order to, when the lid is closed, magnify the photo. (The lens was taken from one of those outdoor projectors people used to use to shine holiday/seasonal images on their houses.) When the lid's opened, it magnifies a "shift" key from an old typewriter.
Other than the box, photo, and lens, the piece includes various vintage papers and plenty of found objects.
The (sometimes mad) ramblings of a mixed media artist.