1. I have archived much of my life through collected objects.
2. I have moved a smaller studio, making it necessary that I get rid of a lot of these objects.
3. I have done so by using them as the raw material for one enormous collage, created inside a 30-yard dumpster.
4. Oh, also, I have photographed around 500 of these objects and will display them here, accompanied by a brief history of each item.


7.4 in diameter x 2.4 cm
My father gave this to me when I was 9. As I remember it, I actually saw the game where it was caught. I was watching a televised game where a puck flew into the stands (a relatively rare occurrence). I remember a man in a tan trench coat stand up and make a sweet grab of it. Days or weeks later, my dad gave me this puck, saying a friend of his caught it at a game. I asked if his friend wore a tan trench coat. He said yes, but I was 9, so there may have been an element of appeasing a young imagination, that smaller sense of world scale that ties all observed actions together irrespective of the actual hugeness of the surrounding world. 


  1. dear mac,
    i love love love this project. the idea of digitizing nostalgia seems strange but is an oddly effective in aid of letting go. i have employed this tactic myself, albeit in a less organized, less aesthetically beautiful fashion, occasionally on my blog. beautiful project. looking forward to seeing the dumpster.

  2. Thanks Kitty Joe. Taking the few minutes 'alone' with these objects as I photograph each one really is an unexpected aid in being to able to relinquish them. And I, too, am looking forward to seeing the dumpster. Got any leads?