The ability to take hundreds of physical objects and encapsulate the essence of those objects is something only the medium of photography can help us to achieve. The objects of (my) desire are still accessible and the memories are preserved and the individual is free from the weight of the physical possession.
The objects in this version of the work are all personal pieces that I chose and shed during the 2009-2010 remodel of my home. Going through this process forced me to think about my physical space and the objects that surround me. Each object has a corresponding story that appears in the book with the object. The objects are paired throughout with their story.
The pairs signify transition. The interplay of the objects and the stories relate these items to each other to provide a deeper context and through line.
The full exhibit includes 40 objects. The project that triggered the art work happened during my 40th year.
The best part of the exhibition is that is can be applied to anyone’s life. You could do this too. Photograph the object and preserve the memory.