Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

Life is a river of opportunities. If I don’t grab everything interesting, I’ll lose out. Things will pass me by. The stuff I have is like a river. It flows into my house, and I try to keep it from flowing out. I want to stop it long enough to take advantage of it.

Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things


So ahead of my critique this Thursday, I thought I would take a moment and go over what I will be discussing. This will be my first PowerPoint critique, which I am not too entirely thrilled about, but I wanted to use this first get together to go over what I have done over my summer break; including research, data that I have collected, and future endeavors for my thesis.

Here is a very brief rundown of what I will be conducting for my thesis, and I will be going more in depth during my critique:

From September 11th 2017, to February 24th 2018, I will be gathering samples of things I come in contact with on a daily basis. These samples will include, but in no way is limited to, food, drink, living areas, vehicles, buildings, objects I find, etc. Each sample collected will be vacuum sealed within a 2″x3″ heat sealing bag, and labeled/documented appropriately. My goal is to collect a minimum of 60 samples every day during the 167 day time period. By the end, I should yield roughly 10,000 samples, possibly a little more depending on the scale of the finalized installation. Right now the final visual representation of the installation is in flux, collecting samples is underway though. Again, I will be going over all the nuts and bolts of the piece during critique; as well as inspiration and data.

Other than that, I hope my vague description has made you curious. I am excited for this installation and it will be a fun next 167 day process.


One thought on “Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

  1. M-

    Sorry I will not be in critique on Thursday (I am having a medical procedure at 1:00 PM and will be in the hospital overnight. I hope you will share with me the actual power point sometime in the future I really like your concept and think the results will be powerful and creative.

    Good luck!




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