’ve created this box after I’ve found these galls in a wood. They were so beautiful with their red rust colored shades and I've decided to give them a story, something like an ancient archeological find. The most important thing was the weathering: I wanted every pieces to look old, used, aged, dirty. Wood, brass pieces, and paper labels have been aged by using natural material such as coffee and vinegar.
As an illustrator I focused on paper labels to make the story as real as possible, using dates, signatures, tags, and stamps.
Thanks to my father for the big help with woodwork.