Notes on collecting - Sunday 24th April 2016
Allness! The importance of completion, of getting ALL of one's collection.
"I simply must have it!"
"I couldn't live without it!"
The meaningful going about of pursuing the caravan was as important as getting it, and so losing it wasn't, in the end, all that bad, rather surprisingly. The pursuing itself was, in itself, reward enough. The memory, and what I can now do with it, is a wonderful result in its own right, without the responsibility of owning the object itself.
The video collection in particular is a reminder of the happy times involved in the childhood purchasing of them. Each one has its own story.
But I'm not a collector that wasn't loved! (P.43) So how has my habit stemmed?
Magnificent Obsessions – The Artist as Collector