Indiana designer Austin Radcliffe curates a blog showing images of everyday object neatly ordered according to size, shape, colour etc. He believes that by focusing on this process it generates a meditative state of mind, forcing the viewer to slow down and be contemplative amongst the chaos and clutter of every day life. He says"I think that taking time and care to adjust and arrange objects shows a certain time dedication, and therefore implies importance on the objects. The person arranging the items is inherently exercising his or her aesthetic preferences. Even if the objects are arranged scientifically, by size for instance, a pattern reveals itself. So neatly organizing a subject will give visual interest, and even function to the viewer. Precision is beauty." I love the way that every single scrap of material has been accounted for. Nothing has gone to waste, every bit is important. The presentation of the work is definitely a way of concentrating the eye and mind into really 'looking' at the objects. This is something i will consider in the presentation of my work when exhibiting.
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