Artwork > GIFT BOXES

David D Oquendo
Kraft Paper, ink, found box, wax, and jut twine
Rice Paper Gift Boxes
Rice Paper, ink, cardstock, wax, and jut twine

After his sister’s early passing due to Breast Cancer, David D. Oquendo took upon creating “gift boxes” for therapeutic reasons. The act of creating and wrapping a gift box created a tranquil mental environment for him. Each box is a unique piece wrapped in positive and affirmative messages. The inside of each box has a small scroll with a secret positive message - the gift boxes are not supposed to be opened. Materials used are usually a found and hand-made boxes, jute twine, wax, ink, paint, gold leaf, kraft paper, and rice paper.