A Collection a Day, 2010
August 18, 2010 3:33 PM   Subscribe

"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."
posted by gman (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
So this woman collects... collections? I thought the point of collecting was to satisfy your inner completionist by having a large number of items in the set. But I guess 365 (rather meager) collections is a rather larger number to collect. How very meta.
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 3:39 PM on August 18, 2010

Nice pictures, but why does everything have to be described as vintage?
posted by jnrussell at 3:41 PM on August 18, 2010

This right here is why you don't reduce your possessions to three laptops and 20 socks.

We are not our possessions, but our possessions are possessed of weight beyond their mass.

(The other reason is that it takes a lot of tools to build robots.)
posted by poe at 3:43 PM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

Bonus points for not calling it The Collections Project...
posted by Ian A.T. at 3:45 PM on August 18, 2010

Nice pictures, but why does everything have to be described as vintage?

I agree. It is rather annoying to read through them and to have that adjective placed in almost every one of the descriptions. I think it may be in an attempt to appear "cool" or "hip" as vintage has become synonymous with those words, but to me she fails to do so.
posted by lauratheexplorer at 4:22 PM on August 18, 2010

"Vintage" is fancy-speak for "old."
posted by MegoSteve at 4:31 PM on August 18, 2010

"Vintage" is fancy-speak for "old."

True, and I've been guilty of using it like that, but when you use it for nearly every single entry on your blog it starts to lose any meaning at all. Bur for that matter, since these are mostly photographs of old items (and we can clearly see that they are old), neither adjective is necessary at all.

Now I am done ranting. I shall put on my VINTAGE running shoes and drive home to my VINTAGE 1970s ranch home and sit on my VINTAGE couch listening to VINTAGE music on my VINTAGE stereo. VINTAGE VINTAGE VINTAGE VINTAGE
posted by jnrussell at 4:47 PM on August 18, 2010 [1 favorite]

posted by Esoquo at 5:01 PM on August 18, 2010

Actions speak louder than words.

And objects speak louder than actions.
posted by Esoquo at 5:02 PM on August 18, 2010

Quite a counterpoint to the post on the Blue about minimalism yesterday. Good stuff.
posted by reenum at 5:08 PM on August 18, 2010

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