Thursday, May 20, 2010

Obssesive Consumption?

Ok I think its pretty clear that yes, I'm a shopaholic. I'm a sucker for anything pink and sparkley, any pair of heels, organizational or that comes from Target. (I go in there to buy one think and I walk out spending $100!)  If i was to document everything I buy in a year, well I dont think there is a journal with enough pages to draw it all out! But.... Kate Bingaman- Burt has created a collection of daily drawings that show everything she purchases on a particular day. I love this idea, and I especially love her drawings. I don't know if I could do something this interesting but I'm enjoying looking at what she has come up with.

"I've been drawing something that I purchase every day since February 5, 2006. Obsessive Consumption represents a selection of these daily drawings. I draw objects that are rather ordinary: Coke cans, Post-it notes, toilet bowl cleaner-sundry items that a lot of consumers have a shared experience with; items that we interact with, but don't really think about. I love documenting the mundane and, in turn, putting a personal face on something that is mass-produced. I make work about personal consumerism, market economies, guilt, joy, excess, more guilt, gifts, celebration, repetition, and the community of these shared experiences." —Kate Bingaman-Burt

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