Tim Barney, Artifacts #8

Tim Barney

I Don’t Let Go: Fragmented Artifacts

Artifact: ar.ti.fact /ˈärdəfakt/ noun (early nineteenth century) an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
The artifacts in my home have become comforting and everlasting, yet also disregarded, even vanishing. When I focus on these artifacts, they become a part of my life’s fabric and existence—like a diary. By enlarging and fragmenting these personal objects that have been with me for years, I place them on a pedestal, not only dissecting them, but immersing myself within them, as I do unconsciously each day. I don’t let go of these objects—my artifacts, my history—because they are a part of my life, as objects may be a part of all of our lives.