Thomas Engelhart

Pink Porphyry Spire


Acrylic and shellac based inks on Ingres paper; book binding board
Stamped by the artist on underside

A rectangular hand-constructed spire comprised of two components. The base component is a box situated on a plinth which has a flat, removable lid. The second tier sits atop that flat, removable lid. The lid of the second component has a stepped feature, then is capped with a four-sided point. The whole piece is wrapped in a pale pink and orange porphyry-inspired hand-painted paper with yellow accents. The interior of the two boxes are lined with a light gray paper.

Height: 11.5 x Width: 4.25 x Depth: 3.5 inches


Thomas Engelhart

Thomas Engelhart (American, 1972–) is an artist living and working in New York City. His boxes and objects are explorations of color, pattern and form. The papers are hand painted in studio before being applied to the hand constructed boxes. Each piece is truly unique.