Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment
Objects to Remember You By: An Index of Sentiment examines the objects we carry through our lives and the memories and meanings we attach to them, qualities that surpass their initial usefulness. Something held by a loved one allows us to feel close to that person, even without their presence. While these objects can offer a sense of safety or closeness, they can also be heavy and difficult. When creating a place to live, we commonly introduce these objects to make our spaces our own and to remind us of what matters from our past. For this project, I ask participants to bring in object [s] of sentimental value to my studio or a designated place be photographed and added to a growing archive of images. This project has taken place throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as upstate New York, Grinnell, Iowa, and Pittsburgh, PA. Please visit The Museum of Sentimental Taxonomy to learn about pop-ups to get your objects photographed or contact me if you would like to participate, or host the project at your space.