Three Found Sculptures

I’ve been seeing sculptures I might/should have made in Otto’s books: “O Shaped Box” / card, brown paper, address label, string, postal service / from Crictor by Tomi Ungerer   “Stack of Caps Arranged by Colour” / caps, gravity / from Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina   “Pot of Tea Made With Tears” /…

Infant Shoemaker/Collector of Indian Relics

Collect old defunct business cards for expired or unclear trades. The descriptions should be somewhat open such as “Sharpening Service”, or “Inventor”. Spend a period of time undertaking the perceived labour of that trade. I have these two; manufacturer of infants shoes & collector of Indian Relics. Here are a few others I have my…

to do # 155

I have accidentally started to collect hand-whittled things. Whittling is worrying with props. And just worrying about one specific thing; a knife or fork, a feather, a little racing car. This collection in my studio surprised me just now by its existence. I thought I was just buying bits and bobs, but a few weeks…

to do #154

Found, sealed envelope containing a collection named “Natural Bridge Cards 8 for 10c Natural Bridge of Virginia, INC Natural Bridge, Va. ” 3.75″ x 6.75″, paper envelope, unknown contents. I have never been to Virginia or imagined before a “natural bridge”. There can’t be many things where eight of them can cost ten cents and…

Baby & Magician’s Suitcase

1. One year ago I purchased a magician’s suitcase. It held twenty-one magic props. Every object once had a very specific application that caused magic to occur. I don’t know what any of these specific applications are. 2. I recently took my 18 month old son to an Infant Cognition Centre. They performed an experiment…

From the mouths of babes

I have started an archive of objects that were removed from babies mouths for safety reasons. In collecting together this group of artefacts i’m interested in marking the instantaneous shift that happens as the objects are discovered and fished out. From near-tragedy to absurd trophy in a moment. And this, several times every day. For…