I was extremely intrigued by Cornell's boxes. His collections of small, unique items preserved in a small box illustrate his attempt to capture elements of the human experience. Considered a symbolist, Cornell hinted at more elaborate or abstract ideas. I think Cornell truly embodies the definition of a post modernist artist, since he constructs colorful, but somewhat ambiguous settings that relate to modern human life. Some of my favorite boxes were those that involved birds, like this one.
I wonder, if I were to imitate his style, what kinds of items I would put in a box to represent the current 21st century human experience (a computer maybe?). What kinds of symbols would you guys include in your "boxes"?