In his famous book, The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote: “it is only with the heart that we can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.” This phrase emphasizes the idea of looking at things with passion and care; that the true meaning of things can only be seen and understood if we perceive them with feeling. As we grow up, we lose the capacity to experience wonder at small things. As we grow up, we start to experience life in a more casual way. Children can see magic in the world — and they believe in it. As adults, we seem to only concern ourselves with the “serious” subjects of life, such as paying bills, getting a better job or buying a bigger, better car. Our overstimulated senses leave us incapable of appreciating the subtle, gentle and more hidden things in life. The purpose of this project is not only to critique our way of living but to encourage people to see beyond what lies before them.
Nicole Salazar was born in 1995 in Dominican Republic. She is a second year communication design student in Chavon: La Escuela de Diseño. Her curiosity, and the desire to learn about all aspects of the world, make her constantly stepping out of her comfort zone. As a consequence, her work is very experimental and aims to portray things in a new light and challenge people’s point of view.