Sediment/Sentiment serves as documentation for an ongoing collection and documentation project.
The project exists in multiple parts:
1) an artist book and kit handmade in an edition of 22. The book, titled "Personal Sediment: a collection starter kit" is composed of 5 parts: a felt scroll screen printed with altered archeological graphs of sediment layers and accompanying text which references the parts of ourselves we leave behind on a regular basis. Each scroll is individually flocked with dryer lint, a material manifestation of daily sediment. Next are two bags with instructions for collecting one's own personal sediment and the sediment of others, followed by an artist statement/instruction manual printed on a dryer sheet. These contents are housed inside a screen printed felt case.
2) an advent calendar composed from an altered archeological map entitled "Leave a Little for the Ones You Love: a personal sediment advent calendar". The Calender contains 13 pockets hidden throughout the digging site: 12 small pockets for the 12 months of the year, and 1 large pocket for a notebook and pencil for written documentation and photographs. Each of the 12 small pockets houses a custom-fitted plastic bag for holding sediment. Starting in January of 2011 I will collect one piece of personal sediment per month, label it, and incorporate it into the calender.
3) this blog, which will feature the above mentioned sediment of the month, as well as sediment collected by kit owners, and any exceptional sediment that occurs between collection periods.
*if you would like to contribute your own personal sediment, please send a photograph or scan to firstname.lastname@example.org