b'AllmyroomboxesbeginwiththethoughtofthenarrativethatIwanttocreateandthemoodthatIwantthescenetoconveytotheviewer.Inextdesigntheboxinterior.ItshouldbenotedthatIfirstdeveloptheseobjectivesbeforeIdesignandconstructthebox.Theseinitialstepsarethegreatestchallengeand,frankly,themostrewardingpartofthecreativeprocessforme.InordertodemonstratehowCurtismayhaveworkedinthefieldtocreatehiscyanotypeproofsIwantedtobuildatentwithintheroomboxdepictingCurtissworkarea.IhadneverbuiltatentbeforeandIhadtodealwiththeissuesrelatingtobuildingastructureinsideaboxwhichwouldbestrongenoughtosupportthecanvasmaterialofthetentyetcouldbeilluminatedtobothsetthemoodIwantedtoachieveandyetallowenoughlightfortheviewertoseethecyanotypeprocesstakingplacewithinthetent.IalsoneededtolearnhowtomakecyanotypeimagessothatIcouldreproducethestepsoftheprocessitselfandreproduceminiaturesoftheequipmentCurtisprobablyused.Idesignedthelayoutandfloorpanonpaperusingascaleofoneinchequalsonefoot.Afterdesigningthefloorpantoscale,Icreatedapapermock-upoftentshowingtheplacementofmostthefurniturepieceswithininthetent.Afterthedrawingsandmock-upwerecompleted,Iconstructedthewoodbox.Theboxismadefrom1/4craftplywoodandmeasures12X24X11.5.'