Vernacular is one of the installations for my upcoming solo show “home•less•bound•ness; (hom´lis´bound´nis´) –noun, 1. and other transient ideas”. July 31st thru August 18th, Kolok Gallery, North Adams, MA.
Ever notice how many hubcaps litter the streets. You really don’t until you start to look for them. They’re everywhere. And I have visuals in my mind of homeless people picking these up, collecting them and carting them around to trade in at the nearest hubcap shack.
How much is one worth? Are plastic ones worth anything, or only the strong ones? Can’t be worth much if we as the drivers who loose them don’t go back looking for them. Of course where would you look?
They must be worth something, yet they’re one of those things you don’t realize you’ve lost, until it’s too late.
Gone. Not discarded, but rather lost right there in the open. Valuable in their own way, just not precious enough.