I’m loving my lavender at the moment and this little posy on my desk has petals so long they look like they could take flight at any minute. And that’s what you get from a childhood spent reading Enid Blyton!
This is an assemblage piece I’ve had since art school called ‘Display’ and lives on my windowsill in front of my desk. I was exploring presentation and enjoying grouping and arranging found objects, and the way ordinary objects can be viewed differently when curated to be displayed, not unlike bugs pinned on boards in museums.
Day 285, vintage wound thread/yarn, by Lisa Congdon, A Collection A Day 2010
And I think this background is what I relate to the most when I visit A Collection A Day by San Fransisco artist Lisa Congdon, a fellow collector and displayer.
Lisa says: “This is a blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.”
I love a project.
On my desk, circa 2003 (vintage???), ‘Collections’ work in progress.