Examination Stationery Box

examination paper box

Oil on gesso panel

18.5 x 16.5 inches (47 x 42 cm)

This is a box belonging to the State Examinations Commission. It was brought in during the Leaving Cert in June and I was really enamored with its battered, well-travelled appearance. It was extremely heavily constructed and looked like it had been made in 1950. There was a sticker from last year in Inishmore and lots of others from Exam Centres around the country. The box is sealed every night and I painted it between the exams.  


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