“I wanted to make a collection that manifests the idea of how humanity
collects, categorizes and catalogs.”
From coin collections to vast museum storage rooms; Lina Michal explored the gathering of things, in particular how we class and describe them. We carefully separate objects from each other and pair them in the same ‘family’ as we make our individual categorizations for them. Next we catalogue them and put them on display in such a sterile way; the pinned up butterfly in the frame collecting dust. It is there so that we can now point to it and say: see, this is a butterfly.
“I think this behavior comes naturally to us, the collecting and presenting of things is a tangible way for us to make sense of the world around us. It makes us feel like at least there are some things we know for certain.”
Frames and pins.
Flat, geometric, controlled.
Photo: Lina Michal
Styling: Rasha Fordice
Hair & Make up: Raisa Flowers
Model: Giannina Oteto