Originating in the 14th century, cabinets of wonder are staged spaces where collectors display multiple objects: exotic animals, preserved by taxidermy, hunted by the collector or by paid hunters; religious icons; natural specimens including seashells, animal skulls and human bones; and other eclectic objects. In this context, these curiosities are mounted and displayed as trophies, oddities and symbols of grandiosity, or as the results of scientific experiments. In unison with this tradition and in contrast with it, the contemporary practice of art installation offers artist the possibility to construct spaces and experiences that both extend and subvert the history and tradition of the cabinet of wonder.
 

There are instants in our lives between reality and the unconscious where dreams meet. A place where time, space and memory play a definite important role in our daily interactions with the world that surrounds our own realm and us. As resilient images in our dreams, the mind mapping starts creating a road towards a thinker’s mood.
The enclosed space becomes a vulnerable invitation to the viewer to immerge his or herself into a gazing experience to wonder and hopefully generate some questions regarding the discussion of how art can push the idea of self awareness to stop hurting and destroying our planet; how to be responsible of our own (self) destruction … how to start cleaning and picking-up the pieces of our broken environmental system? Or perhaps is it too late to think that art can be a machine of conceptual ideas that inspire and make a contribution in a pivotal era of human history?
Or … is it only a child’s dream? 
 


Exploring the idea of space, time and memories related to my journey in life I intent to reclaim the sense of wonder that we tend to loose with the passing of time. I always go in circles and return to where everything begins and where everything ends, the earth, the land, the dirt, the circle and the vessel. In this case the vessel holds the water as symbol of rebirth.