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About this image:

Created in 2006, this piece, a remake of an earlier version, is entitled Cabinet, mysterious contents of, 304 (v.2.0) and features a wall-hung 'shelf of wonder' or wunderschrank. An ultrabright LED is incorporated into the piece and provides an eerie glow.

Early Medieval treasuries and alchemists' studies often contained precious materials sourced from the natural world (Naturalia), or artifacts created to imitate such objects (Artefacta).

In the case of this artwork, references are made to the magnifying globes used by medieval goldsmiths, paleontologists' collections of 'part/counterpart' fossils, and still life paintings of the Rennaisance.