The Artist Project  is an online series in which artists are given an opportunity to respond to the encyclopedic collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Beginning March 2015, for one year, they will invite 100 artists—local, national, and global—to choose individual works of art or galleries that spark their imaginations. In this online series, artists reflect on what art is, what inspires them from across 5,000 years of art, and in so doing, they reveal the power of a museum and The Met.

This particular video is a great example of the power of an object, in this case a small pin with an early type of photograph called a daguerrotype, and how personal reflections on objects can be. Watch: