Collect Me! 04: UNIVERSE (2019)

Acrylic, Brass

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Collect Me! focuses on collecting, value, scarcity, and nostalgia. It is a series of partially-assembled brooches packaged in “blind boxes”, so that the “collector” is unaware of which piece they are getting. I hope to coax the audience into a self-conscious mode of collecting which points both to habits of consumption, particularly of art, and to the lack of control over what we desire, display, and collect. Each piece differs in material value and features a signature and a unique edition number on the back.