Collecting can be a random amassing, a systematic gathering, or an accumulation over time. In each case numbers of objects are involved. Finding relationships between these objects is in itself meditative and creative. I have all re-examined, and reimagined my own collections and have used collecting practice to interrogate experience, to de-privilege categories and to bring unexpected things together.”Teapots” are an homageto my mother-in-law Marjorie Rocheman. I painted her collection of teapots on fabric that she had also collected. Much as Aby Warburg, Art Historian and founder of the Warburg Institute, assembled and organized his Mnemosyne Atlas to trace the persistence of images through artistic traditions, I try to find new ties between two different kinds of collections.
Collecting scholarship: “Metaphors of Collecting in Nineteenth Century Paris”