For my last year in university, I was required to complete a thesis project. This exhibition was the result.
I explored the theme of value, asking questions like, ‘What do I value?’ and ‘Why do I value these things?’ These questions lead me to realize that I am a hoarder of memories, and the objects in which I place importance are not typically ‘valuable’ to everyone. I wanted to show how these artifacts that surround my life, however physically insignificant they may be, are quite irreplaceable. To execute this concept, I took things that I’ve held on to for years (ticket stubs, receipts, fortunes, photos, words, etc) and recreated them using various mixed medium techniques.
During the show, I learned that many people were just like me and keep the most random things just for sentiments. I asked the viewers to leave a memory behind and put a piece of their heart on display as well.
This is what people left me during the show.