What Lies Within:The Eclectic Collections of Andrea M. Noel
Who doesn't collect something? What causes that urge? Maybe to relive and preserve our childhood or
revisit a memory, and keep the past living in our present. They also help ease our insecurities and anxieties
from loss. This series is a photographic collection of things of little concern to most people, but the way
they are meticulously cared for and put out for display gives them a new life, a new meaning,
in the form of visual storytelling.
What began as a project documenting Andrea's 60 categories of collections, transformed into a
photographic journey that reveals discarded objects beautifully arranged in artful designs. The experience
of working with these collections has been transformative, as I reframe the ordinary into the
extraordinary. Her collections are an archive of what came before, reborn as an
entertaining, ever-changing story
This is a story worth telling and I am happy to share it.