zing! magazine, collaboration with curator Heather Pesanti

These photographs depict a collection of small objects given to me as gifts over the past several years. They are tchotchkes that have no monetary value, but in my psyche their presence looms large. Each has a story associated with it that evokes a particu- lar memory or moment in time. In my apartment, they are lined up like little soldiers on the mantle of my fireplace. For this project, I invited my friend, the photographer and performance artist Shasti O’Leary Soudant, to collaborate with me and create portraits of them. She chose to monumentalize each object with paper and light.

— Heather Pesanti, July 1, 2012

zingmagazine #23 excerpt: