As usual, I was broke when I discovered that I had to get to Los Angeles to visit The Museum of Jurassic Technology. Within a few short months, my entire existence became super-focused on getting to LA, so I spent 4 months doing research for a Taschen Publishing contest called Schlaupelz. I had to name the sources for all the collaged images. Whoever submitted the correct answers, won a trip to LA for 2 for a week. Even though everyone around me did not believe I could win it, I did. Click here to see a short video about my experience winning this contest. My dream to visit The Museum of Jurassic Technology was ON!
My brain salivated on every museum exhibit, but there were a few that held my mind hostage: The Microminiatures of Hagop Sandaldjian, the African Stink Ant, The Garden of Eden on Wheels and Geoffrey's Sonnabend's Obliscence - Theories of Forgetting and the Problem of Matter.
After Googling Geoffrey Sonnabend, I couldn't figure out if he was a real person or just a figment of David Wilson's imagination. This was the case with many of the exhibits, it turned out. I thought it very curious that Sonnabend believed that "Forgetting,....not remembering is the inevitable outcome of all experience." Why would someone spend their energy on devising a way to prove that we forget most of our experiences? Absurd. I loved it. I was hooked!