Another noteworthy stop on my trip to Paris was the Centre Pompidou. The striking modern architecture means the gallery stands out among the crowd of charming Parisian houses. I spent my short stay gathering references for my new art module entitled Collections. At first I was rather unsure of where to take this, so seeing such a diverse range of examples was really useful.
'Collections' essentially makes me think of old women with houses filled with China or hard core dalmation fans, but I think everyone collects something, whether they mean to or not. As a child I accumulated a stupid amount of teddy bears without the intention of forming a 'collection' as such, but merely due to a liking. At the moment I'm obsessed with documenting my teenage existence, so I'm keeping every ticket, photo or bottle cap so that I'm able to reference this period of my life when I'm older. I think it's really interesting to see what a person has kept/accumulated overtime and the formation of these unintentional collections.
Do you collect anything? And were you aware of it until just now?