Started in May of 2009, The GOLDMINER Project is an anthropological
approach to observing the practices of visual artists. To date, the
project includes over 180 artists in the US and abroad. Their
curiosities(excluding artwork) are photographed and archived within the following six categories: MASCOTS, COLLECTED OBJECTS, RITUALS,
RESIDUE, MAKESHIFT TOOLS, and HABITAT. The following is a collection
of photography and writing on the conversations that have come forth.