By Joel Feinberg, Isaac Hamaoui, Jenna Bawer, and Robin Tainsh
Our cabinet of curiosities features objects and artwork with a softer, older feel. The modernity of the West Quad Building was spurned in our collection. We focused on a gentler color palette, the colors of nature and muted tones. The lines in our cabinet, for the most part, feel soft, and we brought nature in wherever we could. There are objects that stray slightly from the criteria laid out here. Nevertheless, they evoke the same feelings of elaborate cornices and sun dappled paths. In this city where so much of our surroundings are made up of gray concrete, tall buildings, and glass, our cabinet attempts to escape the modern city aesthetic.
Time is another prevalent theme, both time keeping devices and how the world moves with time. Our cabinet is filled with items whose style, while still greatly admired, is no longer modern, is no longer new, cutting edge, and in high demand. The value of these pieces does not decrease, yet time continues to move forward. Even within our cabinet, the change of style and technology is evident, murals become photographs and our way of knowing time evolves. This collection boasts two ways of marking the passage of time, both similar yet distinct, one the forerunner of the other.