Cecilia’s Mirror: I am here and there

Book. 70 pages. Color. 6.5”x9.5”. 2006

Soon after we can see, we are aware that we can also be seen. The eye of the other combines with our own eye to make it fully credible that we are part of the visible world. If we accept that we can see that hill over there, we propose that from that hill we can be seen. The reciprocal nature of vision is more fundamental than that of spoken dialogue. And often dialogue is an attempt to verbalize this -an attempt to explain how, either metaphorically or literally, ‘you see things’, and an attempt to discover how ‘he sees things’. - John berger

Seeing is a reflective process, we can start to understand others by identifying similarities and differences. This process can also help us understand our own identity. We are here in our mind, but also there in other’s minds. Without these reflections, we may never know who we are. This project is a study of visual narrative by mirroring. It is a story about relationships between Cecilia, a custodian at RISD, and me. Me and Cecilia, me and the world, one and all, all and one.

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