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.


27.0 x 6.6 x .5 cm
In 2007 my aunt gave me a box of chair parts she bought at a yard sale. She purchased them convinced she was going to use them for something, an inclination I feel at the depth of my being.
Many of the contents in that box have been used, but I have been kind of paralyzed by this piece. Rarely does one come across such an ornate and weirdly complicated label.


  1. hi,came across your sight by accidente while looking for wooden trim to 'revamp' oldwardrobe. interesting concepts ! older famly members were great believers in never throwing anywthing away. and its great to see someone like you doing good with old ! im in the UK shame your not closer. jane

  2. I have this sewing machine, treadle.