Joan Schwartz writes: I have been buying unique art all my adult life. I have an extensive collection of porcelain dolls from France, ceramic teapots, and glass perfume bottles. When I travel I try to bring home a wonderful reminder of the places I’ve been. In recent years I started accumulating small scale mosaics by well-known artists. The majority of my collections usually are of people—-hence I guess that’s why the majority of my body of work are masks and 3-D contemporary people. Years ago I was told that I bring people together—introducing different groups of my friends to each other. Now I’m mingling my older art with newer pieces and continually moving things around to make room for that next special acquisition.