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The quote “Collect memories, not things” cannot be applied to this collection because the collection aims to demonstrate that sentimental things come first before affecting the memory. Along an individuals’ journey of life, these explorers frequently come across impressively ordinary things that deserve preservation. This is a collection about the discovery of preserved natural object specimens – a Herbarium - but the specimens are preserved in an unusual dried form using both enamel and metallic coating. However, some precious stones are kept separately in their original form in order to allow the intrinsic nature of the material to shine through. Ultimately, these can be considered within the context of new jewelry. As can be seen, the specimens are taped to the surface of the paper sheet in a stock book, and labeled with all essential data such as date, place found, description of objects, and name of the collector, awaiting the study of jewelry taxonomy, and further refinement.

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