I come from a long line of
hoarders, ..er collectors. My grandmother had beautiful collections of costume jewelry from the 1940s-1960s that fascinated me as a little girl, as did her glass paperweight collection. My grandparents were hunters of the first rate. Always looking for something useful or unique and rarely paying much for it. 😉 That same spirit of finding objects with promise permeates these whimsical sculptures by Amy Santoferraro.
The things that we hold onto say so much about us, what and who is most important to us, they physically tell the story of our lives. For Santoferraro, the fascination with objects which may be past their usefulness leads to a reimagining of what those objects can be.
The artist creates these wonderful little dioramas using thrifted and Dollar Store finds meticulously arranged to compliment each other and give interest to the composition as a whole. Kind of makes you think differently about that old fly swatter, doesn’t it?