Thrift Store  (30 x 40cm) oil on panel


For some time now my paintings have focused on why people make collections, use or handle objects. Uncovering the values behind a collection, seeing how an object sits and relates to others nearby or interacts with the whole world around it.

I remember holding these curio objects before rearranging them onto shelves, running the pieces through my fingers and feeling the metal, glass and porcelain surfaces. Some invited touch and were made for the purpose, whilst others were meant only to be observed from a distance.

These curio’s were discovered in thrift stores at bargain prices and this is a vital aspect of the objects history and story telling for the new owner. Each piece has its own special story to tell and begs the observer to ask ‘Where did that one come from?’, or ‘Did someone give it to you?’