Thinking Box

The Thinking Box is a small space, built to the size of the user, creating a situation of perfect privacy from the surrounding environment. It was initially conceived for people who live in a big city, where often overwhelmed by the demands of a busy life one longs for a place to retreat from the outside world, or from other people. Sometimes only for a few minutes, sometimes for entire hours, to regain focus, to think, to meditate.

A perfectly white box, constructed of five panels of 3/4" plywood. Three of the interior walls each have a small square platform. The platform opposite the door is for sitting and contemplating the horizon line (when open), the other two platforms are respectively one for sitting and one for writing.

The Thinking Box is a mobile piece and can be placed outdoors, where it is possible to create a perfectly private space in an infinitely vast landscape, or in a remote wilderness. It can be taken apart at any time and transported to any site where it may be needed.

Thinking Box in Infinite Landscape, Nebraska, 1997 Floating Thinking Box, Michigan, 1998 Lighthouse, Michigan, 1998 Lighthouse, Michigan, 1998 Lighthouse 2, Michigan, 1998 Observing the Passing of time from the Inside of the Thinking Box, I, Michigan, 1998 Observing the Passing of time from the Inside of the Thinking Box, II, Michigan, 1998 Observing the Passing of time from the Inside of the Thinking Box, III, Michigan, 1998 Sanctuary, Michigan, 1998 Semi-transparent Thinking Box, Newfoundland, 1999 Semi-transparent Thinking Box in Morning Mist, Newfoundland, 1999 Writing, Newfoundland, 1999 Semi-transparent Thinking Box on Thin Strip of Sand, Newfoundland, 1999 Darkness/Light, Texas, 2002