Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Hoarders, E Pluribus Unum

The Hoarders is a little surreal, having some recognisable objects collected within the old house, while many of the shapes are more fluid, comprising a kind of interior anatomy. I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of hoarding, and how much it is the same as collecting.

E Pluribus Unum-- the Latin phrase, Out of many, one-- adorns the Great Seal of the U.S. The regularity of bricks morphing with upper courses into individual bean-like shapes, eventually forming an individual silhouette… it seemed to call out for this title.

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