Elana Mac Sweeney
My work explores sentimental, ornamental and collectable items in an archival space. My research investigates treasured objects identified within a home cabinet. The accumulation, the storing and the value of the objects we collect and retain are fundamental conceptual framework in which this body of work has developed. Using the materiality of printmaking, book arts and installed sculptural forms, I created a personal archive which defined the relationship of objecthood and the sentimental value of personal collectables.