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.


9.7 x 11.7 x 3.5 cm 
When I was a kid, we'd visit my father's family in Vermont. I got this at the Shelburne Country Store. I do not know what distinguishes Vermont tic-tac-toe from the non-Vermont tic-tac-toe; perhaps that the Vermont game has a higher wood-to-experience ratio than the standard 'back-of-a-napkin' version.


  1. i think the vermonters (yep, that's their official name) got it right: the wood block is closer to its original form of tree than its cousin pencil 'n paper.

  2. I'm from Vermont...can I have that?