Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Synthetic, Organic, Personal

Environments most often encountered are combinations of natural and artificial elements.

A child puts an ear to the seashell and listens for the ocean.  Listening, interpreting, aware of the objects in the room, the people in the house, the sounds of traffic and echoes of windows and walls. 

The sea is not making the sounds inside the shell, but the sounds are real, and not the sounds of the everyday world of the child.  The room becomes strange, and deep and distant within the shell is a roar that is the ocean and is not the ocean.

This aural impression lingers for a while, and during this time the light of reality is subtly changed.

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