Junk Drawer I
Barbara Mastej (BFA 1977)
I am a collector by nature and can't stop myself from seeing beauty in found objects, often things that other people would consider trash. I take long walks and become extremely happy when I find "treasures." I conceived this assemblage, titled Junk Drawer, for this show, but added the numeral "one" after the name because now I plan on creating an entire series. There is a certain voyeuristic quality to looking in others' drawers, closets, basements and other places that are hidden.
This work is featured as part of the 2016 Alumni Exhibition: “Horror Vacui”, on display from July 19 - August 6, 2016 at the Argus II Building in Ann Arbor. Check the exhibition page for dates, times, and hours.