Many of us like to keep records of our memorable purchases. Some Instagram their favorite meals. Others save movie or museum stubs, but Oregon-based artist Kate Bingaman-Burt prefers the old fashioned way: a pen and paper.
For the past eight years, Bingaman-Burt has been developing her project “Daily Drawings,” a series where she turns itemized receipts into light-hearted illustrations. So far, she has completed 2,100 drawings depicting everything from lottery tickets to whisky to outdated technological equipment. The black-and-white drawings often include descriptive information, such as purchase price, retailer, or purpose. The series is an intimate window into her personal life while also showing how our receipts often tell stories about who we are through how we choose to spend our money.