Black Box

Quincy Paper Box Company

Quincy Paper Box Company Composition © 2008

Sometimes I am simply drawn to texture and pattern. There is so much going on in this photo, and yet there is nothing going on at all.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. There is a lot going on really. The paint flaking and the weeds growing. I like all the patterns and then the fence diagonal is a neat direction.

  2. Oh…this is a favorite! I love your photos of old buildings…so much to see and stories to tell!

  3. Exceptional snippet of the ordinary. The colors and lines are so interesting.

  4. I like this — the texture, the patterns, and the colors. You’re right. There IS a lot going on.

  5. Not the black box I was expecting, but I like it.

  6. there is a lot going on in this photo! I am drawn to texture and pattern too. I am working on three tactile paintings this week. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this and all your beautiful photos!!

  7. Very interesting lines and texture.

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