Inspired by the Wunderkammer and its particular notion towards the rare, eclectic and esoteric, 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 Asian travels, to botanical and mineralogical illustrations. It questions the concept of nature and the myths from Western societies that stem from those. A fictional text woven through the images leads to mysterious and unknown lands. The work is thus an invitation to rediscover nature’s ability to make us imagine, dream, and build new stories.
80 pages, 20 x 29cm, softcover, The Eriskay Connection (Breda).