Cabinet of Curiosities

Imagination: Tranklements
Memoire: Uses of Nature

After Diderot’s System of Human Knowledge

In the introduction to his Encyclopedie (1772) philosopher Diderot suggested juxtaposing references to the sciences, natural world and the arts to draw out new truths. He believed creating these to be the work of genius and the person to spot them, a happy one. 

Inspired by Diderot’s ideas on the classification of knowledge, these images encourage us to be curious; to find new connections in the juxtaposition of random found objects.  It may not make me a genius but it certainly makes me happy!