HOARD

Throughout history objects have been assigned value in disparate and disproportionate ways. HOARD explores how objects are invested with abstract value, and our motivation for accumulation and possession of material wealth. From the Bronze Age to the present, one can trace the history of human value- systems not only through the objects stored away (buried in the ground as savings for the future or as sacrificial offerings), but also the containers we have used to protect them. In times of uncertainty (war, plague, financial crisis, etc.), the urge to stockpile capital in physical form becomes all the more prevalent. Long a er such crises have passed and the original owners have themselves returned to the ground, these troves remain as evidence of that paranoid desire. Over the last century, metal- detector hobbyists and archeologists alike have discovered abundances of coins, jewelry, and ceremonial tools dating back to 2400 BCE, such the Dorchester Hoard and the Vale of York Hoard. The sentiments and use-value of the objects is lost; they become treasure, artifacts, or mere curiosities.


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  • HOARD, 2012
    Redling Fine Art, Installation view
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • HOARD, 2012
    Redling Fine Art, Installation view
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • HOARD, 2012
    Redling Fine Art, Installation view
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Safe after Diebold, 2012
    Detail view
    Cast glass, one uncut diamond and surveillance camera
    36 x 132 x 84 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Safe after Diebold, 2012
    Detail view
    Cast glass, one uncut diamond and surveillance camera
    36 x 132 x 84 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Safe after Diebold, 2012
    Detail view
    Cast glass, one uncut diamond and surveillance camera
    36 x 132 x 84 inches feet
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Safe after Diebold, 2012
    Detail view
    Cast glass, one uncut diamond and surveillance camera
    36 x 132 x 84 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Breach (Buenos Aires, January 1, 2011), 2012
    133 compromised cast plaster safe deposit boxes
    22 x 200 x 11 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Breach (Buenos Aires, January 1, 2011), 2012
    133 compromised cast plaster safe deposit boxes
    22 x 200 x 11 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Breach (Buenos Aires, January 1, 2011), 2012
    Detail view
    133 compromised cast plaster safe deposit boxes
    22 x 200 x 11 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Breach (Buenos Aires, January 1, 2011), 2012
    Detail view
    133 compromised cast plaster safe deposit boxes
    22 x 200 x 11 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Pit fired ceramics, 2012
    Redling Fine Art, Installation view
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Vale of York Hoard), 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    41 x 23 x 20 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Vale of York Hoard), 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    41 x 23 x 20 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Vale of York Hoard), 2012
    Detail view
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    41 x 23 x 20 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Vale of York Hoard), detail, 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    41 x 23 x 20 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Dorchester Hoard), 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    51 x 36 x 21 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Dorchester Hoard), detail, 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    51 x 36 x 21 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Dorchester Hoard), 2012
    Detail view
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    51 x 36 x 21 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Snettisham Jeweler's Hoard), 2012 Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    48 x 28 x 16 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Snettisham Jeweler's Hoard), 2012 Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    48 x 28 x 16 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Snettisham Jeweler's Hoard), 2012
    Detail view
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    48 x 28 x 16 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Snettisham Jeweler's Hoard), 2012
    Detail view
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    48 x 28 x 16 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Salisbury Hoard), 2016
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    24 x 21 x 18 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Salisbury Hoard), 2016
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    24 x 21 x 18 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (Salisbury Hoard), 2016
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    24 x 21 x 18 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (el-Amarna Hoard), 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    3034 x 40 x 1414 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (el-Amarna Hoard), 2012
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    3034 x 40 x 1414 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Lost and Found (el-Amarna Hoard), 2012
    Detail view
    Pit-fired ceramic and painted plywood
    3034 x 40 x 1414 inches
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • Safe (V), 2012
    1 key, with 3 copies of a contractual agreement
    12 x 16 inches installed