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.
HALF A MAO
22.8 x 14 cm I was in Providence, Rhode Island the weekend of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, February 1st, 2003. In an antique store on Wickenden street, amidst the old and interesting things, was a recent art publication about photography and irony and the bad flash photography that riddled the early oughts. In that magazine was a half-a-mao. I bought that magazine just for that half-a-mao.