Collection Description: Box (a proposition for ten years) is a capsule of a ten-year work-in-progress and exchange between Patricia Fernández Carcedo and the recipient of the box's contents, Young Chung located in Los Angeles. The items include a variety of letters, found and created objects, and paintings. 

Biographical Note
Patricia Fernández Carcedo was born in 1980 Burgos, Spain. 

Scope and Content
Box (a proposition for ten years) is organized into two sections:

Objects: twelve drawings and nine paintings made with oil or watercolor paints. Three ceramic cups with an accompanying pitcher. Fifty obsidian rocks used as protective and healing stones. One wood bed frame with a carved lid. Five textiles, three of which have an embroidery detail. One 35mm color slide film. Twenty sculptures including objects made with bone, metal or wood, inspired by the artist’s grandfather’s art practice. 
Documents: eighteen correspondence items including fourteen letters, several postcards with writing sent by the artist from various locations in Spain, France, and the United States addressed to Young Chung. One spliced postcard framed in glass. One newspaper, Correo de Burgos, published in April 2016. A contract agreement for the project.

Timeline 
Note: José Luis Carcedo was born 1923 in Briviesca, Spain. In 1937, at age fourteen, he began carving at a wood shop. He started reproducing the estrella [star] symbol into wood. Included in the collection is a wooden box Carcedo gifted his granddaughter, Patricia Fernández Carcedo. 

Before Box (a proposition for ten years):
2010 Fernández emulates her grandfather’s carving of the “x” symbol 

2012 The contract [061] for Box (a proposition for ten years) is drafted between Fernández and Chung
2013 The first wooden carved sculpture is created for the box [022]
2014 Small paintings [002, 009, 020] are added to the box
2015 A plan [032] is developed for the remaining years of the box
2016 Carved wood structures [021, 064] and letters [051, 053] are added to the box
2017 Ceramic works are added during drinking cup exchange [015, 017, 018] and indexical drawing of the box contents is created [025]
2018 The bed [046] is created, obsidian rocks [048] and the Bone Ship [014] are added to the box
2019 The lid for the bed is carved and a drawing [003] is produced between Fernández and her grandfather during a trip to the eye doctor
2020 The archive for the box is developed by LACA
2021 Forthcoming
2022 Final celebration of Box (a proposition for ten years)

Photography Evan Walsh.

Box (a proposition for ten years)

Titlesort descending Artist(s)/Author(s) Date Acquired Reference #
(Pressings of grandfather's boxes around the house) Patricia Fernández 6/15/2023
OF.35081.FE
13 moons Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31851.FE
1936 Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31880.FE
2016 Drawing Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31914.FE
2018 card Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31893.FE
2021 Card Patricia Fernández 2/15/2021
OF.32233.FE
5 year anniversary of box, pressing flowers Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31908.FE
A boat, a box Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31849.FE
Another Postcard to Young Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31896.FE
Bed Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31892.FE
Bed of obsidian rocks Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31895.FE
Birthday Patricia Fernández 6/15/2023
OF.35073.FE
Blank envelope Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31910.FE
Blue Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31887.FE
Blue Flower Tile Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31848.FE
Bone Ship Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31859.FE
Bottle Cemetery Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31881.FE
Box (a proposition for ten years) Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31868.FE
Box Carving/Drawing Risograph Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31915.FE
Box for slats Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31853.FE
Canfranc Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31866.FE
Cardboard Folder for Drawings Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31869.FE
Cardboard stand-ins Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31878.FE
Clock Patricia Fernández 2/15/2021
OF.32232.FE
Cochineal dyed fabric Patricia Fernández 6/15/2023
OF.35077.FE
Embroidered Curtains Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31858.FE
First Letter to Young Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31907.FE
grandfather's box Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31854.FE
Half postcard in frame Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31855.FE
Hand of Basajuan Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OS.31857.FE
Happy New Year card Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31891.FE
Here is my Name Riso Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31856.FE
Herramientes Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31902.FE
Index for Box (a proposition for ten yers) Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31870.FE
Kassel Postcard Patricia Fernández 6/15/2023
OF.35075.FE
Lava Rock Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31860.FE
Le P (Pyrenees)- FR-SP Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31850.FE
Legs Patricia Fernández 11/18/2020
OF.31871.FE
Letter (Pyrenees from Lister Trail) Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31903.FE
Letter from Canfranc Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31900.FE
Letter from Spain Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31909.FE
Letter to Young (Year's Travel Notes) Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31905.FE
Letter to Young (Copy Paper) Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31904.FE
Letter to Young 2015 Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31897.FE
Letter to Young 2022 Patricia Fernández 6/15/2023
OS.35080.FE
Letter to Young from Galicia-Paris Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31898.FE
Letter to Young from the desert Patricia Fernández 9/6/2022
OF.33842.FE
Letter with Pressed flowers Patricia Fernández 6/20/2023
OF.35094.FE
Letter YC/PF; Thread on Copy Paper Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31906.FE
Mahogany drawer with bone handle Patricia Fernández 11/19/2020
OF.31911.FE

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