Thursday, February 6, 2014

Absence (Conspicuous, On the Margins, or Otherwise)

The collection holds most sway over the mind of the collector when the collection is incomplete. What’s missing is the most intriguing both within the larger collection and when studying the variants against the “type.” In addition, each collection represents displacement from its origin, ethnographically, and environmentally which leads to the increase of the value of the collected specimen as animals approach extinction. This collection documents aspects of absence. 

(needs refinement)

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