Holmberg uses found objects often salvaged from dumpsters opposite his studio and sources images from, among other places, outdated encyclopaedias and his personal collection of photographs. He re-assembles these previously estranged materials with such subtle purposeful precision that they appear to have been given a new function, to reveal a cryptic message or to serve as a shrine for someone left with only colourful trinkets of rubbish in a spiritually devoid wasteland. I am reminded of a garage sale I held when I was 4 or 5 where my step-sister and I tried earnestly to sell trash and broken bits of junk in a back alley behind her house.
—Hannah Schiefelbein