everything

i am an owner of things.

i once stored everything i owned (sans the little dachshund that needed to be fed) in a 10×10 storage unit. we had to play a bit of tetris to get everything to fit, but once i stood in front of the opened garage door with everything i have in front of me, i felt…. i dont know. white? cleansed? i felt like i could get on the back of a motor bike and just go and not worry about anything but paying the storage rent on time. and i sort of did…

this work is by a cat i found off one of my favorite blogs butdoesitfloat — may i introduce to you simon evans :

hes represented by james cohan gallery, if youre interested in seeing more of simon’s work. i dont know, i just… i love this idea of collecting and documenting the things we own. i love the memory of seeing everything i own in a rectangular room. i love that i closed that garage door and locked the lock and left behind all the things that weigh me. i thought, for my third of the blogging contribution, id keep to date some documentations of the things i own and the things that own me. thats like that one quote in fight club, right? im excited about this juicing of the clouds and ill be updating from my central texan apartment as much as i can. hello, blog world. its nice to meet you. and its nice to puree some clouds with my fellow juicers gabriela and topher! good day and happy 2010 to the blog

kellen

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One Response to “everything”

  1. Topher Says:

    This artwork reminds me of a couple of pieces I viewed at MFA Houston recently. Each was a photograph of a young, upper middle class child and their toys. First, a Japanese girl and all of her pink toys, and second, a boy from the US with all of his blue toys. Startling to see how our gender identities and values are shaped by our belongings.

    Also, in the State of the Earth 2010 issue of National Geographic, there’s a spread showcasing 2 families and their belongings – one from the West African nation of Mali and the other from Japan. Mali citizens spend an average of US $1.69 a day on food and other household products while a Japanese individual spends about $42.03 per day. An annual average of $616 and $15,342 respectively.

    I’d be interested in seeing all of one’s art supplied displayed as well…

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