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.


3.4 x 4.9 x .4 cm
When I went to Hong Kong in 1997, I visited a place in Kowloon called 'Bird Alley'. Indeed an actual alley, it played host to an extremely noisy live bird market. Since I was not planning on purchasing a bird, I only spent  about 10 minutes walking Bird Alley; it was very noisy. 
I have heard that it is no longer, a casualty of the handover, but I'm not sure of that.
I found this label on the street about a year after my visit to Hong Kong. The graphics are wonderful. Also, the wording struck me: "Beautiful Eastern Bird, Made In China". The idea that a living being could have the origin of its creation claimed and labeled seemed very Chinese to me. Perhaps I've just offended a billion people. Oh well.

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