Box art

The latest piece to arrive for our “Playing with the Box” exhibition comes from artist turned toy maker, Mitch Mitchell. His piece is entitled “The Monkey King and Queen” and is comprised of a mini puppet theater depicting a jungle paradise, complete with a pair of royal monkeys. It reminds me of the dioramas we used to make as kids, or a Pollock’s paper theater. (We will have to start putting images of some of our box art on this blog – but you will have to write in and beg us to do it, so we will have motivation to learn yet another computer task!)

Mr. Mitchell has many interesting and amusing facts in his CV, not the least of which is the fact that he went to the Ringling School of Art and Design. Now that sounds entertaining. He has worked as an animation artist and an illustrator, but his current profession is one that we find especially near and dear. Mitch makes SOCK MONKEYS. He has a wonderful web site with interactives that we wish we had thought of. Check out the Incredible Sock. This will need to be a future accession for LATDA.

We hope to work with Mitch to create a Super Sock Monkey exhibition in the future.