(un)framing vision

Forming compositions requires more than just looking, it’s vision with care and deliberation. But just as a frame encolses an image, it opens up an infinite range of new ones.
Using cut-out circle, square, and rectangle paper frames, I sought to find striking images within found photos inside various library books. The act of substraction and abstraction, and then of selective and playful scanning, results in a series of compositions within compositions, that demonstrate the possibilities of careful looking.

Colors of Nothingness

This book displays adapted imagery of molding bread, along with photos of space from NASA’s archives. The concept draws inspiration from Leonard Koren’s writing on Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-Sabi. The juxtaposition of the expanding universe and an ordinary example of decay, looks to communicate the fine line between creation and destruction, and considers the encounter of the two as an opportunity for new life. 

Naive Forms

Featured in Framework 101 and Parsons CD Thesis ‘22

With time, we turn the visible world into designated meaning and language, quickly replacing looking with thinking. This book honors a fundamental, child-like experience of the world, one understood primarily through form.
Familiar objects of our environment are shown through the negative spaces of other objects around them, as a way to distort perception. The reader may find underlying connections and meanings between them, forming their own sense of the world.
The images were organized from sky objects to ground, indicated on the side of each french-fold. Full bleed images hide between them, prompting curiosity and discovery.

NSFP International Issue

Creative direction of the 2022 spring edition of The New School Free Press, The New School’s official student-run newspaper. In collaboration with Chelsea Sarabia.

With one of the largest bodies of international students in all US colleges, we wanted this issue to ask The New School students to define what and where home is for them. This became the first edition of the newspaper to introduce themes into print.
The cover was designed to be detached and folded into paper airplanes, alluding to the theme, and placed around campus to promote the publication.

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