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Kate Bingaman-Burt is an illustrator & educator.

Her work orbits around the objects in our lives: the things we buy, the things we discard, and the collectivity and social interaction that can arise from cycles of consumption. Via illustrations, daily documentation, publications, events, large-scale participatory projects, client work, and a full-time role as educator, Kate’s work invites a dialogue about contemporary forms of exchange.

Obsessive Consumption Book

Obsessive Consumtpion: What Did You Buy Today (Princeton Architectural Press, Published 2010)

Our daily lives are filled with consumption...parking tickets, coffee, packs of gum, shoes, electricity bills and burritos...everything we buy has its own story to tell. Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? represents a selection of three years of ink drawings of sundry items.

Princeton Architectural Press published three years of my daily purchase drawings. I started drawing something that I had purchased each day on February 5th, 2006. This book contains three years worth of drawings. 

Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? may be purchased from PrincetonAmazonPowell'sBuy Olympia or your favorite local bookseller.