I love geometry. Now you might think that to be a little crazy. Even if you are thinking about the geometry that we all have to study in school, but honestly out of all the math that I studied in school geometry was the only one that made any sense to me. My reasoning behind that is I am without any doubt am a visual person. I think visually. I approach the world and how I relate back to the world though how I visually experience the world. Now, I would never really go back and study geometry again. I’m pretty sure the boat has sailed on that part of my life, but the lines, tangents, and bisecting lines have become part of my visual vocabulary.
The cubists did it the best. They oversimplified the world that they were apart of into line, shapes, and tone. A world that is visually experienced through shapes. I have learned to see the world very mush though these same lenses. I cannot help but look out into Tokyo, where I live, and see the world sometimes reduced to nothing more than lines and cubes. I, however, know in my heart that the world is far more complicated than that. There are shapes that cannot so easy be reduced to just a square. The natural world, even though, it is full of repeating fractal patterns they are never quite as straight as a line of hewn stone.
This is where my lens comes in to help me navigate my way through the visual world. Trying to bridge the two ways to seeing the world together. That world of the straight hard edge lines that follow the rules of geometry and composition. Then there are the rulers of the plant and natural kingdom. The ways in which a branch grows divides and multiplies as it reached out to the sun. I am a part of both worlds. My physical form comes from nature. There are now straight lines to be found on my person. Yet I love to see a rectangular door, meeting a window at just the right moment in space and forming can conforming to our geometric rules.
The door in todays group of images is a geometric homecoming. There are no plants visible. There is only the hint of the natural world by the shadows that are being cast on the image. A piece of my inner mind has left its imprint on this image.
Welcome home. Welcome to lucid communication with myself.