Tuesday, September 4, 2012
"The Things We Leave Behind"
Mixed media assemblage, a collection of favorite things, flotsum and jetsum of a life lived.
Wikipedia describes "jetsam" as things that have been voluntarily cast into the sea by the crew of a ship, usually in order to lighten it in an emergency; while "flotsam" are goods that are floating on the water without having been thrown in deliberately, often after a shipwreck.
Either way, as we make our way through life, there are many things we touch and hold dear. A doll, a marble, a ball . . . . Eventually, some are cast away, having served their purpose, and are rendered useless, while others are somehow lost and forever missed.