Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Fun with Riker Display Cases! Express Your Own Collection of Found Objects in a Clever Way.

I just wanted to share this photo I took at an art gallery in Minneapolis, MN.

I know it is kind of tacky to be taking photos of art in a gallery, but I though this was such a wonderful idea and where I love how this artist displayed these "found" objects. I was more interested in displaying objects that I found.


You might remember Riker Display Cases as something as scientist, museum, or a bug collector would use.

However, you don't need to be a scientist, a museum curator, or a bug collector! Just a regular collector will do!

Also, you don't have to stick with the grid pattern used by this artist.

Riker Display Cases come in a variety of sizes so you can have fun with hanging them any way you choose.

Check out Pinterest for more great ideas!

Wouldn't it be awesome to have themes.

For example: Sporting event or concert ticket stubs and a photo of you with your friends that went with you. Add a couple of beer caps from a local microbrewery and you've got a fun night and a collectible memory!

Or better yet...

If any of you "Scrappers" or Scrapbooking fans are looking for something different to do with all your scrapping materials, just fill a Riker Display Cases with your favorite things and hang them on the wall!

I keep thinking this is something I would love to do. I have SOOOO many tiny things that I've collected and I hate the thought of glueing them down as I have seen in collage art or assemblage art.
Forearmed by Alfonso A. Ossorio, 1967
I prefer the way the Riker Display Cases preserves the collectible. 

I've seen some Riker Display Cases with the clips, but I prefer the old fashion pins that keep them together. 

I also like how neatly items can be displayed. It make even a dead bug look like precious gem!

I hope this post has inspired you in some way. Perhaps you are not ready to dedicate a wall or a stairwell to to Riker Display Cases full of treasures, but you might want to start with three. Because everyone know, three is considered a collection!