Artefact

Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear

Artefact refers to a series of posts started on my blogger site. It started in 2010 but it’s had a three year gap. “…an occasional and random series of artefacts – the stuff we have accumulated over the years. Each has meaning, a memory, often a place, beyond the objects themselves.”

In part, the ‘artefact’ theme was inspired by a Dutch photographer displayed at The Photographers Gallery who not only photographed the items he disposed of but also included photographs of things he once aspired to own, such as a certain make of car, but no longer deemed necessary to acquire.

I have stuck with the actual, for now, rather than imaginary or aspirational artefacts.

Teddy
Teddy

I have added an artefact post here and here – and may do some more. This renewed interest has been prompted by finding a childhood drawing of the Teddy Bear artefact.

My Teddy Bear is artefact 41.

Also, the first 50 artefacts are compiled into this 35-page booklet Artefact (3.2mb pdf)

Contents

Brother Deluxe 900 manual typewriter – artefact 50
Epson Stylus Photo 810 Printer – artefact 49
Deal seafront – artefact 48
Nordmende TV and computer monitor – artefact 47
Christmoose and lobster – artefact 45 and 46
Noel – artefact 44
Wood-turned fruit bowl – artefact 43
Pottery vessels – artefact 42
Teddy Bear – artefact 41
Fisherman’s Beach, Hythe – artefact 40
Boots CRTV50 – artefact 39
Dunmow – artefact 38
A history of the UK in 1,000 objects
Deal Pier – artefact 37
Pick from TBM – artefact 36
Barometer – artefact 35
Sitting pig – artefact 34
Banksy – artefact 33
Gnasher the Dog – artefact 32
Circle dancers – artefact 31
Toaster – artefact 30
Spaghetti jar and photo-frame – artefact 28 and 29
Sunbathing pig – artefact 27
Do-nothing machine – artefact 26
BBC Jam mug and, er, jam – artefact 25
14-19 Reform – artefact 24
Beer glass – artefact 23
Autumnal wall-hanging – artefact 22
Electric toothbrush – artefact 21
Cat with owner – artefact 20
A pig lover lives here – artefact 19
ROM chip packaging – artefact 18
Glass fruit bowl – artefact 17
Wooden clock – artefact 16
Tea light holder from Iceland – artefact 15
Paramoudra – artefact 14
MiPad or notebook – artefact 13
Volcanic pebbles placemat – artefact 12
Walking boots – artefact 11
Deep-freeze cabinet – artefact 10
Three wooden tea-light holders – artefact 9
Grundig Music Boy radio – artefact 8
Where next for my mobile telephony? – artefact 7
Pine Cone – artefact 6
Wii balance board – artefact 5
Brown plastic tray – artefact 4
Pile of books – artefact 3
Olive wood vase – artefact 2
Christmas moose – artefact 1

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