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[New Orchid Gallery] Nanz Aalund


Nanz Aalund

Having been prescribed multiple medications in pill form over the
last year, many costing hundreds of dollars each month, the artist
grew to see these costly medications as precious items deserving of
finer, more portable, more intimate containers than the bulky,
generic, orange/red plastic bottles they were dispensed in from the

Basing her work in the fine craft tradition founded during the “Arts
and Crafts” movement (1860 - 1910) the artist set herself the task
of making fine pill boxes many of which would be hinged and clasped
for portability, making them a hand-crafted utilitarian object.

Box exteriors give subtle indications of the promise/or lack thereof
held by the medication within. Curved edges and textured surfaces
give an aesthetically soothing experience, both visual and tactile.
While the crisp “snap” of the closures gives audible reassurance.
Distressed, oxidized, and softened finishes plainly showing
hand-manufacturing tracks are intentionally part of the finished

“What a Pill” is the series of pill boxes in Etched and Roll-printed
Copper, Brass, Sterling Silver, and Gold resulting from the artist=B4s

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