Inspired by the notion of cabinet of curiosities – or Wunderkammer way of collecting, Oriane Thomasson created Paradis, where science and art, natural and artificial, come together to produce a new fiction.
The collection is a mosaic of photographic work and archival materials. From images she made during her travels through the Far East, to botanical and mineralogical illustrations.
In between the images there is a fictional text in which the reader is led to an unknown land, as an explorer discovering mysterious lands. Paradis is an invitation to rediscover nature’s ability to make us imagine, dream and build new stories.