Brianne Burnell
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Why do human beings feel compelled to collect things that we don’t need for survival? What fuels our desire to gather up shiny rocks and surround ourselves with them. Why is building a collection of items so satisfying. Why can’t I throw any of these rocks away?

Objects we find are connected to the memory of the moment we found them. What were you doing. What did it feel like to be alive on that day. It’s as if the object holds the memory within it. Surrounding yourself with items collected throughout your life is a way to preserve memories and keep your story alive through something tangible.