April-May 2015

Inventory Methods

by Susan Hensel


Inventory Methods is an artwork about accretion and subtraction; accumulation and reduction.

It is a record of old pajamas discarded as useless and accumulated as rags.
It is a record of weights, each tube containing 4 ounces of waste materials: rags.
It is a declaration of the beauty that remains in the devalued, worn, discarded.
It is a record of an ongoing process of reduction and a questioning of the nature of what, and who, we devalue and discard.

Each tube represent 4 ounces of weight lost: a reduction in body size, a quest for health and a consideration of the pressures on bodies to conform to cultural standards.

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