Gold 2016 Portfolio / Fine Art_PO

Cabinet of Curiosity

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, 1st Place winner in Portfolio, Bronze in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Paul Biddle

My latest series is about Cabinets of Curiosity and Rooms of Wonder. It’s about Man as avid collector and pillager of the Natural World to the detriment of that world, as symbolised by the Dodo. I have photographed many Natural History museum exhibits and locations or any interesting items that I find on my travels and the idea of compositing them back in the studio seems appropriate as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys (the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures).