These are "House Portraits"
They are commissioned works of folks' current or childhood homes. I'll stick on a handful or two of those special items that rattle around in your catch-all kitchen drawer, or gather dust on your dresser. The pin your kindergarten best friend gave you, the lighter from that time you snuck your first cigarette with your cousin, the single earring that was your grandmother's, the leftover coins from your honeymoon in Paris. Buttons, toys, keys, broken jewelry, ticket stubs. All the little things that have no use anymore, but you can't throw away because have too much personal meaning.