Collecting and arranging and making art

Between blogs like Peter Nencini’s and Lisa Congdon’s A Collection a Day I’m finally seeing a focus for my ongoing interest in both collecting and attempting to document my collections. There is also a connection to scrapbooking here.

In a way, this work pulls me back to my interest in the work of Joseph Cornell, Kurt Schwitters but also Andy Worhol’s grids of soup cans and Brillo boxes.

I have a long time interest in mail art and met the artist and stamp maker Leavenworth Jackson through that medium. Here work, too, is a piece of this puzzle.

In short, it’s not just the collecting, it’s also the connecting and arranging (and photographing) for both meaning and visual interest.

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