A few years ago, I came across Alexia Sinclair’s beautiful image Cabinets of Curiosity. The seed. The muse. Of this issue.
The idea of the Cabinet of Curiosities sparked a journey and reading on quantum physics, parallel universes, black holes, time, creation waves, the Mayan Calendar, ancient mysteries…and research on curiosity. Artefacts of my own collection.
I read up on creation myths, fairy tales, and stories of old to understand more of where we came from to think ahead to future cabinet of curiosities.
Cabinet of Curiosities are collections of both the man-made and natural. Oddities. Curiosities. Unicorn horns. Lotus feet. Not only did people collect textiles, crystals, coins, minerals, porcelain…and also animation stopped, life snuffed out, so we can have stuffed birds and animal specimens in our possession, along with items that evidence the darker side of humanity.
The beauty of the Cabinet of Curiosities is that it does show this quality of curiosity, an intriguing state of being that ebbs and flows with interest points and information gaps. It is desirable and yet it has been suppressed for so long, in history and in childhood. Perhaps this issue may spark new questions for you.
SANDRA TONKINSON, EDITOR + WRITER
ISSUE 15 CONTENTS
Cabinet of Curiosities
Children + Curiosity
Curiosity for an Empath
Cabinet of Curiosities of the Future
This Moment – Be Curious