A clothes peg is not much more than two identical pieces of wood held together by a simple spring-like mechanism. Here we have a row of them, one behind the other, all seemingly identical at first sight. Nevertheless, they have all acquired their own distinguishing features depending on the amount of time they’ve been exposed to the sun, the damp, or other elements. Similarly, we all look the same to a stranger at a certain distance, while close up we’re all unique.