© 2019 by Molly Keen

 SCULPTURE 

“Poem Mailbox” 

Lakewood, Colorado

Mixed Sculpture Series,

2019 6’ x 4' x 4'

Aerosol, Redwood 4x4’s, up-cycled metal mailbox, and pine. 

Individual led Project; A series of 6 sculptures installed throughout the 40 West Arts Line in the Lakewood Arts District, celebrated at the Colfax Art Festival. Reintroducing snail mail with these interactive and whimsical poem mailboxes where participants are encouraged to take a poem and write a poem, creating a deeper and meaningful connection to one another and our creativity in ourselves reinforcing the idea that every one of us has a voice and can be an artist.

“Kitchen Island”

Oakland, California

Maple, Bay Laurel, Walnut, Mahogany,

Brazilian Cherry, and Cypress

2019 4’ x 2’ x 3’ 

The first piece of furniture I built after studying machining and woodworking for 5 months at Laney College. The piece showcases a 2” butcher block at the top, with mortice and tenons underneath serving as aprons. The base, created from bay laurel from salvaged wood from the presidio purchased at Arborica in Marine and milled from one tree. The piece is set with dovetails and then rabbited in the cypress slats to complete the 2 tiered shelving. 

“Joshua Tree Mailbox”

Joshua Tree, California

Redwood, upcycled mailbox,

acrylic paint, and oil varnish

2019, Acrylic: 6' x 4" x 4" 

Tiny colorful dots offer for the perfect creative landscape to generate poems and read poems from the community. Featured at Joshua Tree Music Festival, this mailbox was most frequented by young children eager to share their works outside of the classroom. Don't forget to check out the desert garden just to the right of the mailbox!