A World Like Ours
During a global pandemic and in periods where our communities are in visible chaos, it is easy for our understanding of the world to be that of negativity, crumble, and dismay. In the last months, I have spent time outside wandering the woods that surround Bowdoin. This town is nearly unrecognizable to the hustle and bustle of campus life that transpired a few months prior. This piece conveys the world that exists in tangent, but not in complete relation to us. A tunnel book allows the viewer to peer into a created world. Yet, the viewer’s interaction with the physical book enables an understanding that they are separate from the world that exists within it. Similarly, despite radical changes in the everyday lives of people around the globe, natural ecosystems exist all around— influenced but not drastically altered by the shifts, in reality, we all experience.