This is an example of a collection, done by artist Portia Munson. As you can see, this piece follows a certain theme and isn't just a grouping of trash and discarded objects.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Collecting vs. Hoarding
Collectors and Hoarders are very similar in the sense that they both feel an emotional attachment to the items that they obtain. The main difference, as I see it, is that collections usually are based around a certain object or theme. Hoarders keep anything, there is no theme followed and no specific object that is searched for. Items that are hoarder are usually of little or no value. Obsessive hoarding is often caused by OCD, or obsessive compulsive disorder.