Steph Carrico's Sock Monkeys
|It's raining sock monkeys at Steph Carrico's home.|
But just in case she gets all lonely, she can always count on more than 100 sock monkeys at home to keep her company.
Carrico scored her first sock monkey on July 20, 2000, and named him Isaac. Shortly thereafter, she would take Isaac (aka "The king of the sock monkeys," says Carrico) on trips with her and photograph him in an Amélie-esque way.
|Isaac is the boss of Carrico's sock-monkey collection.|
"Sock monkeys are a toy that most people are familiar with, and can be put into human situations pretty easily. [By collecting sock moneys] I was trying to make a statement about the collision of youth and adulthood," says Carrico, who adds, "I never intended to collect sock monkeys. I really just planned on having the one."
To date, Carrico's collection is so grand that she has to store some sock monkeys in the trunk of her car. She also has a sock-monkey tattoo.
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