Our perception of things can be altered simply be the angle we choose to look at something.

Keri Smith
Keri Smith

Canadian conceptual artist and author of several bestselling books including How to be an Explorer of the World - The Portable Life/Art Museum.

An average tree looks very different depending on if we view it from far away or close up. It changes again if we choose to look at it as a colour palette. Maybe you decide to study it in separate parts, the leaves, the bark, the growth patterns, the root system.

You could also choose to see how a tree has functioned in a community (as a meeting place), or anecdotally—what stories do the people who live around it have to tell? Who planted it? What sounds are made by the tree? What does the space around the tree look like? What is it made of? How the tree changes visually over the course of a day? A year?

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The text above was taken and slightly edited from the following sources.

How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum

How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum (Book) by Keri Smith

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