Early Days, Holding Promise (construction of fruit boxes, cheese box, paper, tissue paper, plastic leaves, wire, fabric, gouache, gold paint and modelling clay. 1992)
Two fruit-boxes are topped by a cheese-box arch. All three boxes are sanded, shellacked and enriched by tiny traces of colour and gold leaf. In the top arch, we see a painted relief of an adult hand holding a tiny baby whose eyes are closed and mouth is wide open. The box underneath is lined with dark blue tissue paper, in the middle of which a bright golden sphere shows a finely-detailed drawing of a baby feeding from the breast. The lower box reveals a baby laid among autumn leaves: the body is cyan-blue; the face is resting on the right arm. This image is surrounded by a frame of deep crimson velvet. The three boxes form a triptych which is mounted in a wooden display case. The case is painted inside with a golden-brown tree which surrounds the whole piece and spreads its leaves and branches over a deep blue sky.