Melissa Potter: Mask, 2014, Photogravure
13.25 x 16.5 inches
Unspecific Object, Crowdsourced Objects
An open call for objects was placed on social media networks and posted at www.unspecificobject.tumblr.com. People were encouraged to submit images of objects they consume past and present. They could be banal, meaningful or significant objects, stored, ignored, or hoarded. The winners were juried by Jared Ash, Assistant Museum Librarian at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Arezzoo Moseni, Senior Art Librarian at the New York Public Library. The physical objects were sent through snail mail to the artist Barbara Madsen, she built the spaces for the objects, photographed them and generated photogravures for the book. The Venezuelan poet, Ely Rosa Zamora created her interpretation of the images in verse.