These objects come from a different world of existence as their collectors.
In a homogenized and digital world, they transport an ambience and a spirit of ‘back to the basics’, do-it-yourself, urban gardening, handmade, small editions, start-up mentality, etc.
At the same time, they are traces of hard physical labor linked to (images of) the hardships and toils of existence, poverty and the struggle for survival.
People feel sufficiently safe from cultural technical shielding to adopt this as a style around them. A style that both ”grounds” and materializes a mood of the times in which the distress of life as a distress of nature and, subliminally, as a concern for one’s own progress, takes up more and more space in experience and behavior.