thomas STOLLAR

Every Thing i Own

Every Thing I Own is based on personal objects interacted with on a daily basis. In this case, each of my two hundred and eighty six possessions were cataloged with photographs, an accession number, and an ‘object description sheet’ (these document the object’s accession information, including person, place, date, size, color, material), and the feelings attached to each object. The daily use of the objects was then numerically recorded. This information then determined the size of each photo upon exhibition. Simply, the largest photos where those of objects most often used. These objects become like containers, in the way that memories fill them over time, adding to personal value and meaning, while acting to reinforce self-concept. In this case Every Thing I Own is presented as a living archive, as the items amass and collect their meanings both collectively and singularly through their daily use.