My week in scraps

Stumbled upon Adam J. Kurtz’s 2010 project called My Week In Scraps and decided to try it for myself as I do keep a ton of trinkets (basically trash for other people) hidden in various paper bags and tin boxes.

The New York-based artist created weekly collages for four years, documenting different kinds of moments captured by small, pocketable pieces,  whether it’s exploring new cities or gaining new experiences and relationships.

It’s amazing how you can use these trivial things to reflect on what’s important to you—receipts showing what you spend on, tickets being a proof of the time you enjoyed wasting, and ultimately what you choose to keep.

What scraps do you keep? View the full project here.

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