Objects

This series is a compilation of objects which have various degrees of value and meaning to me. I started the project by attempting to take an inventory of everything I own which proved to be impossible. Is a box of paper clips one object or thousands? According to the Oxford Dictionary website, "It is impossible to count the number of words in a language, because it's so hard to decide what actually counts as a word. Is dog one word, or two (a noun meaning 'a kind of animal', and a verb meaning 'to follow persistently')? " Each object becomes a piece of visual language ranging from the tangible to the intangible as the meaning of objects morph and change from owner to owner and through the passing of time.

 


ˈäb-jikt, -(ˌ)jekt
a. something material that may be perceived by the senses 


'kü-(,)kü 'kläk
a. a wall or shelf clock that announces the hours by sounds resembling a cuckoo’s call
b. day and night without cessation, a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition
c. a basement consisting of knick knacks that have become gray with dust


ˈthred
a. a filament, a group of filaments twisted together, or a filamentous length formed by spinning and twisting short textile fibers into a continuous strand
b. a train of thought, of a valuable or productive kind
c. taking for granted or to disvalue


ˈgär-mənt
a. an article of clothing
b. to clothe with or as if with a garment, appreciative of, responsive to, or zealous about the beautiful
c. a means in which to keep safe, hide, refine, define


ˈriŋ 
a. a circlet usually of precious metal worn on the finger
b. an encircling arrangement, a feeling of relief or encouragement
c. the value of time creating validation


ˈkam-rə, ˈka-mər-ə
a.
 a device that consists of a lightproof chamber with an aperture fitted with a lens and a shutter through which the image of an object is projected onto a surface for recording (as on film) or for translation into electrical impulses (as for television broadcast)
b. an appointed, fixed, or customary moment or hour for something to happen, begin, or end
c. a measurement of time captured in a frame or transcended upon, the passing down of


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r-kôrd
a. to cause (as sound, visual images, or data) to be registered on something (as a disc or magnetic tape) in reproducible form
b. noise like a mans voice and instruments and cheering, and maybe even a symphony  
c. everything slows down consistently, evenly, rapidly. and then it makes a car with people in it. these people start to drive, they fight, they read, they laugh, they sit silently


ˈkē
a.
 a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a lock is turned
b. an instrumental or deciding factor, in such a way that it cannot be otherwise
c. the weight one carries