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Victory Box

I built this box for a charity auction. It was part of a collections of boxes folks built for Lori Seibert. I don't do charity stuff anymore... frankly, I'm my own charity case... To go on... the auction theme had something to do with peace... Of course... I didn't focus on lovey dovey peace... but peace through victory. Peace is a thing you can achieve within yourself... I'm all for that... but you can't impress your reality on others or expect them to be like you. Therefore... collectively... you have to be strong... that means a strong military and when pushed, you have to take care of business. Read history... I just don't make this stuff up... Anyway... I really loved this box and hope the new keeper loves it too. The box was created not too long after 9/11. I did three pieces fueled by my emotions over 9/11. A wall hanging flag was the first one in which I used the bolt idea. I used the bolts and hardware to symbolize the strength of American. You open the box and get a sense that, through victory and strength you may find peace. The holiday lights sort of glitter through the metal... just as hope is sort of a glittery... misty concept in our minds. And, as I always say... Read history + vote for freedom.

Outsider Art Victory Box 9/11 Peace

Outsider Art Victory Box 9/11 Peace

Outsider Art Victory Box 9/11 Peace

Victory Box Peace Mark Betcher

Outsider Art Dresser

Outsider Art Dresser