(Alternative title: 'Get Wet & Pickled')
(Another alternative title: 'A wet specimen is for life, not just Halloween')
|Genuine Museum preserved Wet Specimens|
|Malplaquet House, London |
image acquired from Pinterest
A Cabinet of Curiosities, or Wunderkammer of quirky, weird & natural (& unnatural) wonders. These were often after dinner conversation pieces for the gentlemen (& the more adventurous non-swooning ladies).
Now these collected objects could get pretty bizarre & genuinely quite creepy. However, no respectable well read person of Victorian science or barking mad laboratory boffin would surely have been without their wet 'specimens'. Boffins Bunker no exception & we had to create a few of our own for our cabinet of curiosities.
|From Boffins Bunker's own 'Cabinet of Curiosities'|
(i) Real Snakeskin Oil, (ii) Kraken Squid Cephalopod, (iii) Occult Divination Nutshells
|Wet squid specimens nestled amongst other objects in |
the Boffin Bunker 'Cabinet of Curiosities'
I have an inspiring image collection of Cabinet of Curiosity collections here on my Pinterest http://pinterest.com/boffinsbunker/cabinets-of-curiosities-wunderkammer/
but where does one get specimens?
Ah, well, that takes application & dedication, ferreting about and often looking at things in a slightly different perspective...like the luminous fishing bait moppet lure used in the above wet Kraken squid specimen.
What I cannot collect, I create.
What I cannot create, I imagine.
What I cannot imagine...others will,.. in time!
A virtual collection of wet specimen images may be found here on Boffin Bunkers Pinterest board 'Get Wet & Pickled'