Deborah Fisher's (NY) "tool sets" are tools for the imagination. Presented as "useful" their containers suggesting "preciousness" these objects do not offer a tangible, practical value. Their purpose lies elsewhere: as tools for reverie and tasks accomplishable only as metaphors. These instruments and the boxes that encase them are produced to aid in all kinds of wondrous and fanciful tasks such as catching the moon, releasing anger, or repelling the fears that overpower some when they are caught in the dark. Full of personal memories and associations, these objects reflect both the mundane and the fantastical.
Essay by Lena Vigna.