Corey Moraes studied the steaming and bending of wood for boxes with David Boxley and this was his first solo project. The box was created ten years ago as a present for his mother to fulfill her lifelong dream to own a bentwood box. There were boxes in the house when she was a small child but these were gone very early in life and it was something that she always wanted in her home. The box is titled “Ancestor Box” to recognize his family.
Corey W. Moraes is of Tsimshian heritage (Lax Kwa’ Laams Band) and belongs to the Raven Clan. His work can be seen in many publications, museums, galleries and private collections in North America, England and Japan. His designs have gained international recognition through the American Museum of Natural History travelling exhibition Totems to Turquoise (2004-2007) and an Ornament Magazine (2004) cover story.
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