With time, it becomes difficult to find novelty in the ordinary, physical world. Our efforts to understand it are purely abstract, and we rely on meaning, associations, and language to explain it.
In this book, my aim is to go back to a more fundamental way of seeing the world, detached from any linguistic meaning; the one of the physical form. Rarely found standing alone, objects are in constant engagement with their surroundings. To imitate the relationship between objects, the book captures the city as viewed through the negative spaces of objects. The open spaces act as frames that compose the images of the book. These frames expose the objects’ physical qualities while also hiding them, never fully revealing their designated meaning.
Naive Forms asks viewers to be curious and to decipher our environment with eyes closer to that of a child. While every object and frame pairing is carefully done, the holder of the book may find their own connections and meanings between pages to discover a new sense of the world.