YONG MIN PARK                                       


Chapter III, Mammalian

Photography eliminates the museum's surroundings, freezing time, and removing colors. To add to the feeling of authenticity, I added borders and deliberately mislabeled some photo name tags—some errors were overt, others subtly misleading. Blurring tags aimed to mimic the haziness of memory. Personally favoring visual clarity over textual elements like letters and numbers, I revealed ambiguity in these dioramas' identities. By using high-grain film and soft lenses, I enhanced the realism by smoothing visual imperfections.

This segment signifies the historical shift from ocean to land during the Mammalian Age, when life began evolving, showing the dioramas' significance as a historical documentation of animal evolution.