Children between the ages of 2-6 were asked to draw their homes, themselves or their families. Homes resembled homes, and people resembled people but nothing is perfect, yet they all give us an emotion, nostalgia. To what? What is there in the image that allows us all to see something different.
The mind’s prejudice of viewing and its representation were completely disconnected from what we, as depicted and mature subjects seem to perceive. So the question arise, was their perception faulty, or was ours?
Children just are. They exist in a relentless state of infinite possibilities. They are unaware of any scheme and because of so, they are completely present.
Using these drawings as a launching point for a way to analyze our interpretation of form or lack there of along with the innocence and the brutality that brings these seemingly distant associations together.
Irrelevant, banal, futile, disconnected from imagination. Architecture has forced itself to the brink of necessity in an unending urge to fathom inconsequential form. Just as addicts yearn to fulfill a physical dependency; we heighten the dosage, anticipating the initial sublime high.
“Did the cavemen set out to find a two-bedroom cave?”
This freedom of view and discovery because of need is one that architecture lacks in today’s world. A quality that we are born with but as we age, and grow and mature we allow for our rational mind to control our decisions.
Considered as one step into architecture from the previous Rorschach, these selected studies show how children understand our shared world, communicate and analyze it. Form is gone, instead replaced by an idea, color and shape that means something more than a formal exploit. It is a glimpse into their realities.