How did this one get started? I can’t quite remember, but the very first one was a show called, “The Hall of Presidents,” with four postage stamps, each with a different president’s head on it, in the main part of the mint tin, and in the lid, a single, larger stamp of a WWII pilot.
The First Mint Tin Micro-Micro Gallery Show
I de-installed the Hall of Presidents show and installed these two abstract works on wood panel by me.
Sardine Tin as Gallery
Next up, a sardine tin! Why do I have so many tins? I sometimes use them for art and I used to teach a class called Mixed Media in a Box, so friends and family would save tins for me. I’m still not out of them!
This suitcase mint tin is from a creative reuse store – love those places, you never know what you’re going to find! These are works on paper, mounted on Bristol board.
But wait, is that all of the galleries in tins? Is that as small as you can go?
Micro-micro Gallery in an Altoids Smalls Tin
And yes, that is as small as I can go! These are works on paper, with ink, watercolor pencil and toner. Mounted on Bristol board. In the background you can see larger works, those will soon be installed in the larger micro gallery, the standard 12″ x 12″ size one!
All the artwork in this post is Copyright Elaine Luther 2021.