"We find it familiar to consider objects as useful or aesthetic, as necessities or vain indulgences. We are on less familiar ground when we consider objects as companions to our emotional lives or as provocations to thought. The notion of evocative objects brings together these two less familiar ideas, underscoring the inseparability of thought and feeling in our relationship to things. We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with."
Separated from the sound of music, these still images offer the viewer a moment to examine the instruments as evocative objects. Familiar with music associated with an instrument, we are less familiar with the emotion of each object. The photographic technique of selective focus draws the viewer’s eye to qualities that make each instrument unique. Marks tell stories of the individual instrument’s history and an intimate relationship with the owner.