I love words and I love discovering words that describe concepts concisely and precisely.
When I saw the word “Unicum” on the sheet next to the Jantje Fleischhut work I’ll be responding to from the CODA Museum collection I was excited.
UNICUM: “A unique example or specimen”. What a perfect word.
The word has the same meaning, and is spelled the same, in English and Dutch (both coming from the Latin word unicus meaning sole, single, unique). This seems like a nice synchronicity as the pieces will be shown in The Netherlands. The blend of English and Dutch, New Zealand and The Netherlands.