We at Anthology are very interested in what makes a house a home, eagerly seeking out the stories behind our surroundings and learning more about the things we value in our daily lives. This 2008 Street Project by Dutch artist Anneke Jakobs seems to share our interest in the emotional value of objects, and I wanted to share the lovely visual representation she created from her findings.
Jakobs went to different streets and homes to interview the inhabitants. Each person chose one thing from inside their home and told the artist the story behind it. The objects were photographed, as well as the door to each home. These images are from the posters that are part of the resulting exhibit. I love the use of negative space and the high impact of the silhouetted items in their environments.
It seems like a great question to ask yourself periodically—if Jakobs knocked on your door, which item would you choose?