Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010 by Shachar Pessis
A Collection a Day – A Collection a Day, 2010 is brought to us by Lisa Congdon. Lisa is a talented artist and this project of hers combines her obsession of collections with the thing shes does best – art. At any rate this is my interpretation of A Collection a Day, although this is how Lisa presents it: “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.”
Why do I love this project? Because I think each one of us can relate to it since everyone has some of the collecting bug in them. Lisa takes a simple concept and makes a wonderful and creative story out of it on a daily basis. Although the project has just begun, here are the collections I related to the most. Enjoy!