As We Are

Individual card
A set of cards playing off the quote "We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are", of Talmudic origins but popularly attributed to Anaïs Nin.

Seeing as we are
Conceptualized as take-aways to complement the MFA thesis piece I/You, a combination of one-color offset printing and laser-cutting was used to create the cards. The latter half of the statement, "we see them as we are", is cut out, and the words "see", "as" and "are", from both phrases, overlap each other. These elements add interaction and encourage contemplation of the quote.

Cards combine to form a bigger piece
When placed together, the imagery of the four cards piece together to form one background image of manila rope, which is used in the book I/You.

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