AMY SANTOFERRARO - MATERIAL GIRL
These peculiar assemblies of thrift finds is the artwork of Amy Santoferraro.
Though these bonsai tree look-alikes are pretty, and you may not feel the need to make a sense of them, reading Amy's 'about' page (she refers to it as- 'why'- ♥), I believe, will give you just the explanation you may want... here's some...
“Collections are spectacularly selfish satisfactions that are classless and limitless. Rich, snooty museum collectors in search of obscure works of art and unemployed QVC shoppers looking for one more crystal unicorn are essentially doing the same thing as me; strategically collecting objects to organize and make sense of our surroundings through interactions with the material world”. Don't we all?!