Five years in the making, Daisy Bentley’s ‘Found Notes’ collection is an engaging and often humorous unbiased social commentary on the lives of people living in the 21st century. From her vast collection, Daisy has selected just over 150 of the notes to be showcased at Stour Space in her most ambitious display of the project so far.
“This exhibition showcases a selection of my Found Notes collection. This is the result of over five years of note collecting; of scanning the floor everywhere I go which has resulted in accumulating over 1000 notes. I love to make assumptions about the authors of these notes, imagining all of the things forgotten when the list was lost and all of the letters where we’ll never know if they were lost or discarded by the writer or the recipient. Visitors should expect to find the notes engaging, humorous and often emotional.” – Daisy Bentley
This exhibition was partly-funded by kind donations through the Zequs fundraising platform. All money donated was used to source second-hand (or “found”) picture frames which were then re-painted and filled with high-quality prints ready for visitors to fill their eyes.
Click here to read an interview about the project:www.madeinshoreditch.co.uk/2014/10/15/interview-with-notes-collector-daisy-bentley
About the artist:
Born in Halifax and brought up in Norfolk, Daisy currently resides up a ladder in East London. With collecting coming very naturally to her, most of her childhood was spent making packed scrapbooks everywhere she went and refusing to throw anything away.
She studied Graphic Design Illustration at Central St Martins although her work is (and always has been) very collection-orientated. Current obsessions include making pinhole cameras and collecting little poetic moments.