Research

Frippery

Who knows, we may look back on [Wes] Anderson’s works as we do on the boxes of Joseph Cornell—formal troves of frippery, studded with nostalgic private jokes, that lodge inexplicably in the heart.

Anthony Lane, “Stormy Weather,” New Yorker, June 4 & 11, 2012

Considering objects and how they accrue significance, I’ve put these thoughts together:

 

Christine Wong Yap, Place Space Thing Object, 2011. Meaning is comprise of purpose or sentiment. Space plus meaning equals Place. Object plus meaning equals Thing.

Christine Wong Yap, Place Space Thing Object, 2011.

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