Thursday, February 4, 2010
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This is a blog documenting a project that will span exactly one year, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010. On each of those 365 days, I will photograph or draw (and occasionally paint) one collection. Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.
Since I was a young girl, I have been obsessed both with collecting and with arranging, organizing and displaying my collections. This is my attempt to document my collections, both the real and the imagined. Some of my collections are so large that I will need to photograph them separately over several days. I will likely not attempt to photograph collections in which the individual pieces are large in size or awkward in shape (i.e. my art collection or vintage enamel dishware collection). The only rule is that I must photograph or draw a whole or part of a collection each day for 365 days and post the result here on this blog.
The practice of collecting and documenting collections is as old as the hills. I want onlookers here to know that I do not profess to be doing anything new or unique or ingenious. I am embarking on this project because I love my collections, and I want to document them in a way that makes sense to me, and share them with whoever might be interested in looking at them.
This blog is open for comments. I encourage you to share your thoughts about what memories the photographs and drawings of my collections spark for you and what, if any, sense of nostalgia or repulsion they make you feel.
For those of you who have stumbled here and don’t already know me, my name is Lisa Congdon. I am an artist and illustrator, and I live in the Mission District of San Francisco with my partner Clay Lauren Walsh and our Chihuahua Wilfredo and two cats, Barry and Margaret. If you are interested, you can see the kind of artwork I make on my website or on the website of my illustration agent, Lilla Rogers. If you would like to see what my home looks like (as it contains many of my collections) you can see a house tour here. You can view my studio (also a repository) here.
cute! I love these and I'm really enjoying your site. I collect a ton of stuff too so it's really interesting to see your little collections.ReplyDelete
i am more and more impressed by your collections every day.ReplyDelete
I just wanted to say that I really, really love that you're posting your collections each day. I think it's fantastic, and I always look forward to your posts. :DReplyDelete
My favorite collection yet!ReplyDelete
i just LOVE your blog !ReplyDelete
I found your blog through naturally nina & I featured one of the photos on my blog today :)ReplyDelete
GASP! I love these!ReplyDelete
These are fantastic. What a wonderful way to document your collections. I look forward to coming here every day.ReplyDelete
I love this! This is one of my faves, although I love the eraser and acorn collections too.ReplyDelete
So cute...the little lamb is adorable as is the little begging Scottie dog in particular!ReplyDelete
Just love your blog...ReplyDelete
These are SO cute! How do you display or store these little treasures?ReplyDelete
I have a little Scottie dog like these, I've had it since I was a child so it must be 50-60 years old now.......Oh, I think that makes me vintage too :)ReplyDelete
hi! i have just discovered your amazing blog!!! congratulations for your idea and project.ReplyDelete
Love this tiny animals!!!
This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!ReplyDelete
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