“Knowing that visually sensitive artists are so often effected by their early environment – and that aesthetic tastes can be something creative people are both born with and cultivate over the span of a lifetime – NEAR*BY sought to find a visible missing link between a dozen artists’ formative cultural experiences and their current artistic output. With that aim in mind, four curators chose three different artists to each pick an object from their childhood domestic world that reflected the questions they remain concerned with asking in their own work. Artists were interviewed about their chosen subject and as a result of those conversations, NEAR*BY created this catalogue with text from each curator and corresponding photographs describing the objects’ significance.” Catalog Design by Jiemei Lin. Catalog Foreword by Loraine Wible. Exhibition photos by Joe Hedges.  
Excavation site of the sample, located at my grandmother’s farm.