Washed Up: History in the River

Traci Picard, Curator
Found Objects, 2020–2022

This tiny exhibit does not answer any questions. It is not well researched, and there are no citations. It’s just a collection of objects I found washed up along the shore, perhaps eroded out of the infill, perhaps drifted up from a shipwreck or floated across the Atlantic. Undoubtedly, some of them were dumped on that riverside, as Providence sought to make more land using unwanted debris. Most are broken. You can observe for yourself what they are.

Well. Maybe I am trying to tell you a little story; what we think is “away” often comes back to the surface, eventually.