I am a collector traveling from planet to planet, who believes that art is an expression of human emotion and feeling, and can come in all types of forms. Many greats, such as Picasso and Van Gogh, aren't fully appreciated until years after they are dead, and I intend to change this by giving the art that individuals create the respect it deserves in life. However, my focus tends to be unique in our species history. I believe that the greatest artists among us exist among what conservative circles refer to as "the criminal element". These kinds of individuals have been wrongly labeled as evil by the ignorant masses, and I have made it my mission in life to preserve them.
I have created a process to realize this dream. During this process, the individual is coated in a thick substance which covers and then hardens over the body, freezing the cells completely. This puts the person in a form of suspended animation, while keeping the mind alive and awake. In this state, the person can think, feel, and experience the world around them, but are unable to move. The individual also experiences time dilation, as moving the pupils feels like days and blinking feels like weeks. The subject can survive for hundreds of years, perhaps even longer, posed in a way to demonstrate their greatness.
With this process, I can immortalize the artists I feel are worthy of my recognition. The worst criminals from all over the galaxy, at one time being the most feared and hated individuals in society, unjustly ostracized and condemned by ignorant circles, have the honor of gracing my collection. With carbonization, I can give them what they were wrongly denied in life, appreciation for their talent and respect for their work.
I need to be able to explain how this substance works. Is there a way to make this possible?