This piece is more about memories and ancestors’ times than symbolism. Dominos and antique sleigh bells nestle together with an oil lamp part, a flower printing block, and a moose antler pendant above the spools of thread. Two acorns rest at the base of a tree root and a shoe buckle is supported by a large key. Sewing notions such as wooden spools, pins, a package of sewing needles, antique button, ribbon, and a thimble are juxtaposed with natural elements. An attentive Dalmation dog oversees it all.
A small picture frame is provided for the addition of a favourite photo and the drawer pulls out to hold your own personal treasure.
I invite the viewer to pause and reflect on memories that the piece may evoke.