Lydia Ricci has been collecting scraps for more than 25 years. Gathered from crowed junk drawers, dusty supply closets, and the occasional neighborhood trash can, she transforms the ephemera of existence into tiny tributes to time past. Made from paper, glue, broken staples, and the back-side of almost anything, her collage-like sculptures of everyday objects aren’t precious or precise miniatures, but rather rough-and-ready approximations that somehow feel more true than exact recreations. They’re messy and imperfect —just like our memories. Presenting these familiar objects at unfamiliar scales evokes a sense of wonder and hazy nostalgia that inspires viewers to imbue these fragments of our shared past with their own meaning.
She’s always looking for exciting new projects, so please get in touch with questions, commissions, and opportunities for collaboration.