Recollection: A Personal Museum – An Installation by Lucy Mitchell

This is a collection of things I’ve found on trails and beaches around the Island, and of old family belongings and items I have made. Each natural object was chosen for its shape, markings, magical qualities, and because of an associated memory, or sometimes just as a random reminder of a particular place. The objects are my diary notes. Here the notes are gathered together, some left as found, others embellished with painted markings, and arranged with drawings and sculpture that were suggested by them. When classified, labeled, and displayed, this gathering of volumes without pages, leaves with words, stones as language, and other peculiar objects becomes a cabinet of curiosities, a small museum of personal artifacts.