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.
CHAIRMAN MAO BUTTON
4.5 cm diameter My father-in-law gave this to me. He was a communist. As my wife tells it, she was born so as to continue his bloodline before he died in the inevitable revolution. In 1973, he traveled to China to find inspiration. He brought back, among other affects ideas, and realizations, this pin. Pretty well made, I mean, for something made in China.