Portia Munson has inspired our class to create a pile of blue items. Students brought two blue items to contribute towards the pile on the table in the center of the room. Compared to Portia Munson's, our pile was not as substantial. In the pictures below you can see the difference.
Our Creative Arts Class
However, it is easy to wonder what all of these items are. Some might just say that there is a hat, pillow, and a phone case. What these items can really be expressed as are memories. Each item on the table is its own moment in time. Everyone might not be able to connect a memory to a specific item on the table, but the student who brought it in, most likely, can. These are pieces of us, whether big or small, and even if we sometimes forget they will always be there. This is what I see when I look at this table: memories piled together.
Andy Warhol saved an impressive amount of time capsules; over six hundred. In fact, there are many artists famous for their collections. Some of these collecting artists include: Andy Warhol, Portia Munson, Joseph Cornell, and Karsten Bott. Seeing pictures of these artists collections showed the time and energy that went into gathering all of those specific items.
After hearing and seeing the different forms of collections from the artists above I started to wonder about the collections that I have. Instantly the baseball hat collection piled up in my brothers trash can came to mind. Every time we travel, go to an event, or go to a sports game we always buy a baseball cap. They fill up an entire trashcan, and there are more scattered around our house. Even if we have plenty of hats we always buy more. We even buy more than one of the same hat, so that we each get one. It has become a hobby of ours to buy hats to remember the memories we have had. These are some of the very few baseball caps we own: