BIG thanks to all of you that contributed to the Shared Artifacts project! I received artifacts from family, current friends, and new friends (those who shared with me without knowing me—thanks!). There was such a range of contributions from everyday throw-away items to mentally hard to throw-away items to very sentimental items. The challenge is to honor them all, keeping in mind the spirit with which they were given- whew! To help me with this, I have a studio assistant, Rachel Henkels, who placed the items into categories she conceived. I consider her help as yet another collaboration helping me see these items in another light, as art materials. Here is a small sampling of what I received.