"Nothing Beyond Reach" by Steve Hosch: mixed media assemblage in a 10 X 4 X 3.25" cigar box. In addition to the box, the assemblage includes a vintage photo, metal jacks, a gauge, a tin rocket toy, pages from a vintage textbook called "Practical Electricity," pieces of a map of the earth, and various electrical components/doo-hickeys.
I must have been struck by some mysterious sentimentality because this piece is not at all like my typical dark satire-laced pieces. This assemblage is just a nod to childhood, play (something kids need more of), imagination, and dreams. And although I'm not from the space race generation, it probably is somewhat influenced by the 1950s infatuation with anything "space" related.
(FYI: upper and lower portals have glass covers; it was removed for pictures because of a glare issue.)