Room 62. Even the title of the series, which is also the name of the space that houses the collection, sounds ominous. Created by New York artist Michael Mapes, Room 62 consists of dissected photographs whose individual fragments have been compartmentalized within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The organized components are then placed in elaborate specimen boxes. The “subjects are determined by artist’s whim, life’s path, and commission,” says Mapes.
Eerie but beautiful.
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