Why do we collect?

christal sentiment

Why do we hold on to certain objects? The personal sentiments underlying an object’s cultural, utilitarian and aesthetic value interests me very much. Sentiment and nostalgia are universal experiences; with objects being a vessel of those with all their cultural, utilitarian and aesthetic associations—it connect us all in a way that transcends time and place. I am interested in the intangible aspect of this relationship that we have with objects, and the variety of ways in which they form and function. With my project I would like people to take a moment to think about their own relationships with objects. By playing with the dynamic of private and public through making visible the inner worlds of others, I also invite the audience to see personal connections with complete strangers. Through this, I’d like to be a part of the conversation about what makes us human.