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Curating the Collective Conscience

Curating the Collective Conscience


Why do we keep the things we keep?

It is through the object that we gain an understanding of the world around us and often define our own. The relationship between object and act is telling. By valuing the object, knowledge and experience are valued.

These works explore various human relationships with objects, specifically those of a cumulative nature. The products of which become documents of time, place, and self, capable of recording both intended and accidental histories.

Long influenced by an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities inherently possible with every object, while living in a throwaway society, I gather, I scavenge, I keep. The interplay between human and object creates content that is often under appreciated and overlooked. Humanizing each work through its title reinforces this dialogue. I hope to direct a kind of wonder and perspective by elevating or simply altering a common understanding of our material world.

BFA Thesis Exhibition, 2010

The Scavenger

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Scavenger

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Scavenger

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Collector

The Collector

Dave Young’s Pencil Collection, Table

When I asked Mr. Young about his collections, we talked about stamps, coins, and swizzle sticks. He loaned part of his pencil collection. 

The Collector

The Collector

Dave Young’s Pencil Collection, Table

When I asked Mr. Young about his collections, we talked about stamps, coins, and swizzle sticks. He loaned part of his pencil collection. 

The Hoarder

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

The Hoarder

site specific installation

Curating the Collective Conscience


Why do we keep the things we keep?

It is through the object that we gain an understanding of the world around us and often define our own. The relationship between object and act is telling. By valuing the object, knowledge and experience are valued.

These works explore various human relationships with objects, specifically those of a cumulative nature. The products of which become documents of time, place, and self, capable of recording both intended and accidental histories.

Long influenced by an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities inherently possible with every object, while living in a throwaway society, I gather, I scavenge, I keep. The interplay between human and object creates content that is often under appreciated and overlooked. Humanizing each work through its title reinforces this dialogue. I hope to direct a kind of wonder and perspective by elevating or simply altering a common understanding of our material world.

BFA Thesis Exhibition, 2010

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Scavenger

assembled kiosk slats

The Collector

Dave Young’s Pencil Collection, Table

When I asked Mr. Young about his collections, we talked about stamps, coins, and swizzle sticks. He loaned part of his pencil collection. 

The Collector

Dave Young’s Pencil Collection, Table

When I asked Mr. Young about his collections, we talked about stamps, coins, and swizzle sticks. He loaned part of his pencil collection. 

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

site specific installation

The Hoarder

site specific installation

Curating the Collective Conscience
The Scavenger
The Scavenger
The Scavenger
The Collector
The Collector
The Hoarder
The Hoarder
The Hoarder
The Hoarder