Awhile back while in a thrift shop, I picked one of those slide changer magazines that were once used in slide projectors. It reminded me of watching slide shows at my Grandma's house with my cousins when my sister and I were little. I didn't have a plan for it, just knew it needed to be part of my "little objects" studio stash. When I saw the tunnel book challenge, I immediately thought of that little box and its tunnel possibilities!
The slide changer magazine is a rectangular metal box that houses 36 square "photo slide" holders that slip in and out of their individual slots. I made a paper frame to slip inside each of the squares used in the project. The first squares have very thin frames that are barely seen, and each paper frame gets bigger toward the back of the tunnel. Using old family photographs from my studio stash, I carefully cut out images such as the deer, Grandma's picket fence, trees, people, buildings, a road sign, and even the ship The Queen Mary! I adhered these cut out images to the paper frames so that when you peer inside the box, a scene unfolds before your eye, beginning with a rural field and grazing deer, traveling through an industrial area, and ending with a bridge and the blue sky. Clouds and skyscrapers were adhered to the top edges on some of the squares.
I enjoyed the opportunity to "think inside the box" for this challenge. A fun feature of this piece is that the squares are interchangeable; simply slide them out of their slots and the scene can be rearranged!