There’s a mysterious cabinet in downtown San Diego.
This seemingly ordinary cabinet is designed to hold both Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
I saw the cabinet today when I stepped into the studio of artist James Watts (@jewattso). And I was shown bits of both Jekyll and Hyde.
I was shown how the cabinet, painted pitch black inside, has a sliding door. Dr Jekyll will stand inside the cabinet on one side. Mr Hyde will stand on the other side. For a surprising revelation, slide the door open in either direction!
You can see the cabinet here…
(To the right of the Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde cabinet stands Frankenstein’s monster. Perhaps you saw that monstrous creation displayed at the Oceanside Museum of Art last year!)
In the next photo, James Watts is carving Mr Hyde’s bones out of basswood.
He has already hand-sewn parts of Dr Jekyll together. Here’s his face…
James Watts explained that every stitch of the canvas Dr Jekyll is by hand. And that’s important.
I first met James Watts almost five years ago when I stumbled into his utterly fantastic downtown studio. You can see the blog I posted that day here.
As the Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde cabinet progresses, I’ll provide updates!
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