Trophy Collection, 2005-2007
Documentary Digital Photography and Crowdsourced Material Collection
Over 1,000 images
For 2 and a half years I collected various trophies from donors all over the US and Canada who found my website and online proposal through a Google search or a friend’s suggestion.
About 1/3 of these trophies were photographed before being taken apart, while the rest were either shipped as only statuettes or already in pieces. These statuettes were then randomly attached to the perforated metal panels and then slid into the steel staircase frame. Despite a few crucial stair stringer welds and the cement slab, the entire structure is designed to be easily un-bolted and re-installed with simple hand tools.
Handwritten archives of donated trophy inscriptions and recipients. Notes about unique versions of this mass produced sculpture.
Online Archive using flickr.com to document notable donations to the archive, including friends, family, and community.