For years, Clint Chadsey delivered bags of letters as a carrier for the Postal Service.
Now retired, the Melrose resident places different kinds of letters into old wooden boxes to form intricate “art in a box.’’
Using bits and pieces of “just about anything that’s caught my eye“ at yard sales, flea markets, or antique shows, Chadsey creates complex, surrealistic art known as box art or assemblage.
“Whit, Whimsey . . . Whatever,’’ Chadsey’s retrospective exhibition, was featured throughout June at the Virginia A. Carten Gallery at Marblehead’s Abbot Library. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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