Around a decade
ago, San Francisco artist Chris Sullivan started collecting mattresses.
Not just any mattresses, but used, discarded ones. "They're just
right there, out on the street," explains Sullivan, who says he
couldn't resist them. He would drive around the city, spot the mattresses,
stop, pick them up and throw them in the back of his pick-up truck.
From there, he would take them to a photo studio and shoot them
with his 35mm camera.... But, Says Sullivan, "Discarded mattresses
are really played out: the disconsolate postures, the stains ...