Archive for August, 2010
“My name is Marilyn, as in Marilyn Monroe.
I have this wonderful round bag with spikes. Not many people would wear it, but I love everything odd.
It will perk up any black outfit!”
Marilynn is 82 years old and a staple in the Boston society circles. The bag was given to her from a student she helped at Mass College of Art who eventually went onto the the tv series Project Runway.
“Hi I’m Lisa
The trash that I’ve brought today is from the beaches of Newport, Middletown and Portsmouth Rhode Island.
It shouldn’t be there so I pick it up.”
“This is also the area of the state in which I live. I became passionate about the trash when I became involved with the Surfrider Foundation and Clean Ocean Access in Rhode Island.”
“My name is Dexter and I am from South Africa.
I hate stereotypes and I hate fitting the norm, so I’m always looking for ways to kind of break that and one of those ways is through my sneakers.
These are my favorite because they kind of speak to me and they’re really out there and that’s the type of person I think I am.
Buying sneakers is kind of my indulgence.
I paid $90 for them, cash.
It was a good purchase, I think.”
Dexter currently is in his second year at Amherst College in western Massachusetts studying dance, theater and creative writing. Purple is the school’s principle color.
“The name is Maximilian.
My object is a Louisville slugger, actually half of a Louisville slugger.
I was shooting reference images for a new painting and needed to have a bunch of boys destroy a chair with some bats. We went to IKEA to pick up the cheapest piece of shit that we could just decimate because after years of college we realized that all IKEA furniture is excellent at exploding- If you EVEN breathe on it!
I chose a plain white chair at the lowest price possible- I think I paid 14 dollars for three of them, and I picked the one invincible mother fucking thing at IKEA. This chair broke a Louisville in half when we were trying to destroy it.”
Max is an artist and painter by profession. Asked what will become of the bat:”Out of thanks to a good friend of mine for many years of showing up and doing whatever crazy shit I can come up with, we’re gonna put this half of a bat into a shadow box and make him some art.”
“Hi – my name is Scott.
The item I brought today is a stuffed Ernie doll from my childhood. It was one of the first items that I
possessed, given to me by my parents of course, as an infant.
I have had it with me since I left home, through college and I still have it next to my bed today.
Have I ever washed Ernie? Oh Yeah! -He goes in a pillow case. He’s about to fall apart so he doesn’t get
Ernie is getting on in life, he will be 32 years old this year. Scott would consider surgery on Ernie.
“My name is Christian.
I grew up watching movies. With my parents off to work I would just stick inside the house and watch everything I could. Then I got into collecting and now it’s an obsession.
One girlfriend was afraid the money I’d spend on collecting wouldn’t leave us enough to feed the kids we might have.
We don’t date anymore.”
Christian’s current career path is as a writer. He is exploring making short films and writing a feature film script.