BALAENOPTERA MUSCULUS Natural History Museum London, 2017
Museums are institutions of cultural knowledge and development, offering communal and global unity through mutual understanding. They are simultaneously glimpses into our past and future, and this photograph of the blue whale that hangs in the main hall of London’s Natural History Museum perfectly accentuates this. Christian Voigt’s capability to transform typical spaces into works of art is almost alchemical, and his skill comes alive in this image, which blends together the evolution of nature with our present world. The Natural History Museum, modeled after a university, represents the human desire to pursue new information while also representing information that has accrued over many centuries.