The collectors are creatures that find things of extraordinary interest and beauty,” says artist Michael Parkes. “But what is so special about a strawberry, an egg or a frog, you might ask? Just look at these things don’t think about them, just look. The collectors know a secret about these objects they can stop time! Past and future do not exist; only this moment has reality. The collectors show a way for us to stop the grinding thoughts of our mind and simply be with a timeless flower, seahorse, or hummingbird. Every person has at least one object that will stop time for them. What is yours?