Martini Lady Religuary Box
Copper-crafted Reliquary Boxes have been a favorite since we first introduced this artist in the Fire Arts Gallery. The “Martini Lady” pictured above is one from her Changeling series, her most popular. She builds these picture boxes with hundreds of tiny metallic balls to animate and alter her images with a simple tilt of the lid. As Grace herself explains: “She’s a modern woman drinking a classic drink. Roll back her dress of tiny silvered balls, and you see why she needs that martini! The old fashioned garments of the past that just weren’t that comfortable. The drink also disrobes to reveal the three yummy olives.” Vintage style underthings notwithstanding, Cunning’s reliquary boxes are a perfect fit for a thoughtful, distinctive, and enduring Valentine’s gift.