Holding at once the fascination of alchemy, the wistful recollection of an imagined Eldorado sought in vain;
witnessed by preserved formaldehyde remains the stench of nature’s failed experiments recounting twin headed tales.
The old curiosity cabinet wove its candle-lit conversations, collecting assemblers far back in time.
The seventeenth century distillation lines of evidence from artifice divinely deceived and conceived,
sublimely controlled from eye to hand.
Curiosity indeed founded and placed in earth the corner stone now grown baroque,
a temple of wonders where once fables crossed with authenticity that forged its science.
This theatre both odd and strange soothed the tormenting nightmares of judgments first day and its collective reptilian
assimilations enlighten our chronometric cues in revelation to awaken the current light, almost dreamy repose.
Dead frog decomposed, now recomposed, skeletal juxtaposition with silver footed nautilus and conch
of antediluvian proportions confessing blameless intricacy to ivory carved crucifix and head of the fish.
Further down, obsolescent zinc weather vane consults catalogued winds of trade in astonishment.
The moon globe glances askance, envious of remote wisdom engraved on celestial sphere.
Laughing monkey mandrake root skull forms riddled lip to answer the question of immortality most required.
The sorcerer’s horn blares, a fallen unicorn, nay a Jacob ladder’s legend fills elixir’s flask.
Nature’s inexhaustible source shifting amazement into contemporary artist exhibition,
as fossils fascination traces the fabulous verse of a voyage in this box.
This cabinet more strange and curious than that vogue in time finds your screens now
by chance today offering such encyclopedic permutations to dissect a virtual place at rest,
a refuge from the venal survival machine this life presents.