I discovered art during the "Summer of Love" in the sixties and became fascinated by its power. Later on, I attended an exhibit entitled "Object d'art" where I experienced another epiphany. Why not make everyday functional objects more visually interesting?

I began my career in Drawing and Painting at the University of Utah and eventually gravitated to sculpture and design. I became fascinated by furniture design, and subsequently swept away by artisanal box making.

Most of the pieces you see here are made of wood, including pine, fir, teak, mahogany, walnut, oak... you name it. Every time that I cut into a new piece of wood, it is like opening a gift, as you never know what to expect inside. All of the pieces arel painstakingly hand crafted, and some I have used in my home. Signs of use have been considered in the pricing of those items, though most are new.

I like to experiment and strive for maximum efficiency and use while being mindful of aesthetics. I will often incorporate different medias into my pieces as I see fit.

By and large, I do not like to take orders and design to someone else's specs as this tends to turn my passion into a job or chore. There is one exception. that is with the picture boxes.

I hope that you enjoy my work.

Please contact me with any questions or comments at info@boxartbyharper.com.
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Mila Sterling

Sandee Sanderson