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Jeel Makwana

Pause. Can you have a look around and visualize your surroundings?
Visualizing every day will make you understand what our eyes capture in daily frames created by nature and man together. When you walk down a street, are lying down in your bed, or even when you are at your work desk, your surroundings consist of simple lines that create patterns and geometry. These patterns and geometries then create complex visuals that are aesthetics to our eyes. The frames and visuals captured by eyes usually consist of foreground and background created by connects and overlaps of objects. It allows one to focus their attention on what seems important or pleasing to their eyes.
There lies the perspective of seeing the formed surroundings. How one observes a picture depends on the viewer. Do you see a triangle in the frame or three intersecting lines? It is subjective how an image is perceived.
The basic geometries we look at in our daily lives are circles, squares, lines, and dots. What happens when we try and change the form of these geometries? We create complex objects or iterations of the same with different definitions. Circles to ellipses, squares to rectangles and rhombus, lines to curves, and dots to dashes are the various definitions of the changed simple form of geometries. The patterns and geometries formed by nature are most likely asymmetric, while the human patterns can be either symmetric or asymmetric. When a person starts observing the picture frames our eye sees, our mind either sees symmetry in non-symmetry or vice versa.
The mood board allows the viewer to interpret the frame in various forms. There are a number of things happening in the picture, where some parts are densely occupied while some have a breather-the white area. What do you concentrate on when you have too many things happening in the surrounding? That is how the breather helps slow down and observe the other details in any frame that the eye captures. Symmetries and non-symmetries are created by breaking the elements of simple geometries. Objects and lines come together to form undefined shapes and patterns which are recurring around us daily.
Patterns and geometries form unknowingly in our surroundings which we often forget to notice. Lines and dots are the basic foundation for starting to observe the neighborhood and surroundings. These patterns are noticed when we are unoccupied.
Will you now start noticing and observing the small details around you to understand the nature of objects and geometries?

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