As adults, we’re encouraged to think outside of it, but in the
landscape of a child’s imagination, there are few objects as
alluring as the box. It’s an oft-repeated joke amongst parents of
young children that after all the presents have been unwrapped,
kids ignore the toys and play with the boxes. It’s a cliché, but only
because it’s true. After all, a cardboard box can be anything: an airplane, a house, a table, a time machine.
These boxes are intended as raw clay for children’s imaginations.
And hopefully, by recasting the humble cardboard box as an
art object, we can rekindle that imagination in adults as well.
Because even to us boring grown-ups, there’s an undeniable
aesthetic appeal to the strong geometry and proud lines of a
classic cardboard box, especially when presented in a context
such as this.