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Personal Consumption = Art ?

This is Kate Bingaman-Burt, she is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Mississippi State University and an artists of her personal consumption.
She keeps a visual diary filled with black ink drawings of her purchases and puts them together in zines. You can see and buy them at her etsy shop, Obsessive Consumption.

She started in 2002 taking pictures of her purchases and creating a brand out of the process. Her newest personal consumption is that she is hand drawing her credit card statements until they are all paid off.
Documenting the results of her consumption. . .

She has a blog where she will often posts her daily purchase drawings. And she is also the crafty maker of other things: pillows, installations, photographs, more. Her work has been featured in Dwell, How, Adorn, The New York Times and more. Right now she has been working on a Non-Profit she started called The Public Design Center, a graphic design resource hub.

She might make art out of her purchases but she sure makes me think about my consumerism.

:: via esty featured buyer.

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