The title “Move the Box” is suggestive of removing the psychological barriers that limit our knowledge and understanding. Try it in your mind – Move the box. Think about what the painting would look like if the box were elsewhere. Now what does the painting say?
“Move the Box” is about our intangible boundaries and the way they influence our lives. The man is so preoccupied with the box in front of him that he fails to see the box he is in. In essence, it is a paradox - both boxes are virtually the same box. The man would be contemplating his own existence if he was not preoccupied with a box that interferes with his perception and captures his mind’s focus. The box in front of him obstructs his vision and prevents him from fully seeing and understanding himself; consequently the box confines the world he lives in. Details included.
Move the Box
Oil on Linen, 34" x 32"