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.


4 x 4 x 1.75 cm
My friend George Motz recently hosted a television show where he toured American factories and talked to American people about the things they make in America. During a hiatus in shooting during the summer of 2011, George returned to Brooklyn. He and I met for a beer. I asked him what I should do with my life. We had some more beer and George gave me this, an uncoated Masterlock dial that he brought back for me from his visit to the Masterlock factory. I spun it on the bar top for the next hour while we had more beer, then told him I was putting it the dumpster. He said 'OK'.

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