These sticks were collected from my everyday surroundings, from spaces I routinely encounter, such as my house, garage, backyard, school sculpture yard, and a hiking trail, with the aim of concentrating a scattered collection of sticks existing in my proximity. Most of the sticks had practical uses in my daily life up until they were collected. Some of the sticks had laid around long past their functional capacity had been served, and they were kept simply because they were sticks. Then the sticks found around me were gathered into a row, stood against the wall, set to be gripped, and exhibited. Propping them up in a line points out their visual and functional differences while it underlines their one categorical similarity, their stick-ness. This sticks the idea of stick in the viewer’s mind, and the viewer’s own ideas of stick can then stick out.