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.


So we moved the Dumpster to Governors Island the other day. Everything started off just grand; though it was my first time behind the wheel of a forklift, moving a 5 ton object in downtown Brooklyn proved less difficult than one would imagine. Also, the weather seemed to be agreeing with us.

Ah, the weather. Perhaps some back story is called for:
I have moved the Dumpster, counting each leg of a round trip as individual move, 10 times now in the last 330 days. Without fail, it has rained during the move or installation every single time. So it was no surprise when our sunny sky darkened a bit.
Here I am on the phone with one of the event organizers while trying to get a tarp over the dumpster as we waited to load on to the ferry. Even if it was to rain, I'd have things covered.

But this does not count as rain. Whatever the hell came through lower Manhattan the other day was more like the kind of weather that gets a name and causes a manic run on Walmart. With one gust, the tarp flew off the truck. At that same moment, the guy with the clipboard was telling me that we had load on immediately or the ferry was leaving. Then the other dude in the blue shirt came by and told me that the truck looked too high. While I'm not crazy about his style of communication (yelling the same information at someone repeatedly), I was even less fond of what he was saying. Not fit? How is that possible? I cleared the size! What? Not fit?
Also, I was really wet.

But it did fit, by no more than a quarter-of-an-inch if it was a mile.
After that, we crossed the top of the upper bay, unloaded the Dumpster, set up the roof and once we were all finished-- POOF: the sun came out.
Ended up being a beautiful day.

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