Seeing Blue

© Mirka Janeckova 2013

Seeing Blue

 

‘Blue Mind is a mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peacefulness, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment. It is inspired by water and elements associated with water.’ Wallace J. Nichols

 

The project started with two questions: ‘Why water seems to be blue when it as actually transparent?’ and ‘How our perception change while being underwater?. I developed a range of glass and metals eyewear designs which enable the wearer to experience underwater vision while being on the land as a metaphor for seeing world differently. The shapes of Hand-held glasses are derived from actual gestures of hands which we use when looking into a distance.