see through: all my things by helga steppan



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much as i'd like to say otherwise, i'm a (rabid) collector. i love *things*. i love digging around in shops, finding interesting things, displaying them in my home, and making connections amongst the things i've collected. i also sort my things by color, especially my clothing (it hangs in the closet in rainbow formation).
also, there's that thing i harp on all the time, about how our clothes, and really, everything we own, speaks volumes about who we are and what we want the outside world to think we are.
and of course...there's my obsession with color. yeah.
so, given all that, it's no surprise that i am especially attracted to this project by swedish-born artist helga steppan, entitled see through: all my things, wherein steppan (in her words) created "a series of twelve photographs [...] in which [she] audited all [her] personal belongings and divided them into a full spectrum of colour groupings," the point of the whole thing to be to "ask the viewer to consider whether they can discover the artist’s persona reflected in the meticulously constructed installations of her material possessions."
i ask: what would your things say about you?
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