New York artist Michael Mapes creates elaborate specimen boxes by dissecting photographs and then compartmentalizing individual fragments within plastic bags, glass vials, magnifiers, in gelatin capsules and on insect pins. The boxes exist in an uncanny area between photography and sculpture, functioning both as portraits and as fascinating scientific canvases that make you question the the logic behind the organization of each piece.
This is what I "feel" like is happening when I have a dissociation event. I feel like i'm warping into two people and I don't know which one my soul should go into. I get numb then tingly and scared and sick feeling.