Steven and William Ladd, ‘Puzzled’, 2001, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Puzzled’, 2001, Mingei International Museum
Steven and William Ladd, ‘Puzzled’, 2001, Mingei International Museum

Yellow and brown raw silk exterior with yellow silk charmeuse interior. This box was made to house a puzzle box case full of accessories. Magnetic closure and silver ergo label stamped STEVEN & WILLIAM.

William: "This was the first series of boxes we ever made. A case to hold a series of accessories."
Steven: "I used glue to construct most of them…"
William: "…and I came into the room and the fumes were overwhelming…"
Steven: "We both decided in that moment to no longer use glue in our work."

Function and Fantasy: Steven and William Ladd. Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California. 2014. Curator Christine Knoke.

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