October 2006: Tabor Porter Mixed Medium
Tabor Porter creates mixed media constructions he calls his "Soulboxes". Some hang on the wall and some are meant to held. These pieces, consisting of antiques and scrap garbage, are fabricated using bronze, silver, even a little gold and whatever else might hold them together to bring them to life once again. He is a compulsive shopper, haunting estate sales, rummages, antique and collectibles stores, as well as the ground for just the right object or objects to complete his latest waking dream. As a jeweler for many years, Porter is drawn to symbols and archetypes, using the many materials to enlarge his vision, as well as the size of his pieces. He has entitled his show "Craving", as each piece represents a "different searching, craving or looking for" as he explains.