Meditations on Gold Things / Proof of Addiction(?) / A Book of Images
Artist(s)/Author(s): Tyler Matthew Oyer
Format: Book
Edition: open edition
Dimensions: 6.63" x 10.25"
Publisher: TMO STUDIO
City Produced/Published: Los Angeles
Reference Number: ST.16857.OY
Location: Stacks
Acquisition Date: 1/13/2016

This book hosts documentation images of various materializations of one thing: gold. I took these photographs at random over the past four years with no specific intention of ever publishing them. While going through my digital images one Sunday afternoon I was surprised by the amount of gold things I had photographed. Of course, I was always aware of their goldness when I decided to whip out my iPhone (mostly) and capture them into digital memory, but this reflection reminded me of a question I have often asked myself and been asked by others; what is it about gold that draws me or anyone to it?