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.


I thought I should show the process here, give some context for the project. Here is a pair of Frieda's shoes. I posted them on the blog a while back. 
Here they are screwed to two pieces of southern pine.
Here they are above my grandmother's makeup luggage, to the right of a Black and Decker sander, below an old typesetting tool, diagonal from a pack of cigarettes called 'Long Life', and diagonal from another pair of Frieda's shoes.

Here they are two-feet below a half-a-mao, 36" from Elmer Premo's chair, about 46" from a painting of that chair, near some old phones, a couple feet from boots of my own and just below an upside down lucky cat print.
Here they are further away. I'll stop being cute.

To ensure I cease cuteness, here I am, in front of my Dumpster. Hello, context.


  1. Those dialing telephones are going for $25-50 at antique stores.

  2. I have really enjoyed following the cataloging process of this project as a blog, but it is even more exciting to see it coming together! Wowza. I is it going to travel around as an exhibition? Are you going to have the catalog of the items in printed form? The pictures of stuff are so lovely.

    okay, that's all, just some random person gushing about your assembled personal belongings. c:

  3. Hi random person. Thanks for your interest in TDP. My hope is that this travels, has a catalogue, visits new lands, gets stolen, is retrieved by the Dutch and returned specifically to Brooklyn, their former Breuckelen. That's what I'm shooting for.