abby kasonik


patterns for new eyes

what do you think children want to see... what do their eyes want to see? there are lots of new eyes in my family, and i find myself wondering about what kind of pattern and color is most engaging. i know babies are supposed to like bright, primary and uninterrupted shapes... but when they are toddlers, what then, when they eyes have built up a little muscle?

I was reading a few years ago about someone gaining vision and learning to see for the first time.  I don't remember a lot of the details, but what struck me was depth perception, and how hard it was to learn that the view; the sky, the desk, the lamp, the balloon, weren't all within reach like the page in a book, but instead took up room in space, at various distances from your eye.