Jan 19, 2017
Jan 1, 2017
Numerous visits to Shakertown in Pleasant Hill, Kentucky with my family were the inspiration for this box. I was particularly struck by the building's hallway with the double doors, one for the men and one for the women. I was also impressed with the visual effect of the balanced wood stoves in the center of each doorway, which I used as the focal point of my box.
Every architectural element of Shaker design, the simplicity of Shaker society and their sense of community seemed to be extremely well balanced.
This is the reason I decided to make this box and name it "Balanced Simplicity".