Drawing for "Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts" (2005)

Drawing for "Aviary (Library for the Birds of Massachusetts," 2005

Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

"Collecting may be a passion or it may be impulsive, but then there’s ordering, taxonomy, classification- putting things together in a way that makes sense. Of course we have a scientific way of organizing things- but there are other kinds of taxonomies based on use, folklore, personal tastes, and imaginary hierarchies. That’s really what is fascinating for me. Scientific classification is constantly changing as information shifts."

- Mark Dion