Jill W Holder

ARKITEKT

COLLECTING

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Hunting for Fakes,

 

9 Heads

 

Paloma

 

Chickens

 

Fragments

 

Dolls

 

4 Heads

 

Large Blue

 

Chrysalis

 

Wrapped and Preserved

 

Presentation

Dolls © Jill W Holder 2008

This small show in Tassels in 2008 mused on the very human pastime of collecting. It asked various questions including:

 

Does the collector look for the minute differences or for big similarities?

 

Does the collection preserve or destroy?

 

Are the components more valuable as part of a collection, or less so?

 

Is the value monetary, sentimental, learned or prestigious?

 

Was the collection gathered for the collector or the public?

 

Is the collection haphazard or carefully documented?

 

Is the collecting relaxed or obsessive?

 

Is the collection tangible or ephemeral?

 

Can the collection be complete or is there infinite scope?