This collection of images revolves around the idea of mindfulness with regards to one’s sense of touch, portraying different types of physical texture. Because of the pandemic, many of us find ourselves deprived of different types of stimuli, one of which being physical touch with others and the outside world around us. Instead of looking outside and at the world we’re missing out on, we can look to what’s around us in the present moment — and appreciate the intricacies and details that would normally be passed off as insignificant.
Beige sand from my backyard. Notice how prominent the shadows of each pebble are, despite being so small in actuality.
Woodgrain from an old desk. Each line and crevice seems to want to be parallel but just cannot get it right.
A painted wall on the interior of a bedroom. Smooth, yet pronounced.
A painted wall on an outdoor wall. Jagged and rough to the touch, with small but sharp peaks in the design.
A close-up of a dog’s hair. Wavy and smooth, and fuzzy and warm.
Woodchips from a planter. A texture almost like hair, but somehow more natural.
A woven floor mat, dry and cracks under pressure.
Outdoor concrete paneling, organized between but disorganized within.
A stone countertop appears rough but is smooth and cool to the touch.