I was online checking out the art in this year's icons + altars show held at the New Art Center in Newton MA.
My wife is one of the participating artists. Along with her entry, there's neat stuff a plenty . . .
In last year's show, I recall a playfully surreal construction box that featured a polar bear in the Arctic. If I'm not mistaken, this work is a less pictorial approach by the same artist.
Here's a collage using the security printing, window shapes and other forms found in envelopes.
And an oil of (I think) Christmas caroler candles.
It's a cool show with a squid jar and a cat princess and then some. I hope to get to see it soon. And hope you have a chance to do the same.