Photo Credit: Rebecca Strain
I began accumulating my receipts in March 2007 as a way of documenting my personal consumption of goods and services. As an artist I have worked with paper as a material, often using pulped paper to create sculpture and installation pieces. Through the process of papermaking the origin of the paper is often lost as it is destroyed to make a new material.
In this series of work I had become more interested in the value of the content on paper. As I continued to collate and document I began to look more closely at my feelings at the point when ownership of goods was transfered and at whether those feelings reflected how the product was marketed. After paying and receiving a receipt I documented my immediate feeling as a word on the receipt.
210cm x 297cm