Time Flies is a visual book that is thematically concerned with frameworks of perception and understanding—it is about seeing, reading and context. In it I want to bring awareness to these things and draw attention to the structures that surround us, that we grow to accept as given or that are invisible.
I have chosen to use 'time' as the primary motif—time being an overarching structure that we live by. The clock-hands are animated in order to take us into a world of imagination, a realm where things shift and where play and experimentation abound. The numbers function as building blocks for a new world of patterns and structures where the slightest variation creates very different forms.
In doing so, I want to emphasize that such structures, systems, languages, frameworks, etc. are all constructed entities and that while necessary to communication, they are susceptible to change, to shifting views, offering new possibilities, new alternatives...
Essentially this book is metaphorically about the place of grey. It is about the place of ambiguity and complexity, neither black nor white but shades of grey.
Bologna International Book Fair (2010) - Opera Prima Award (mention)
CJ Picture Book Festival, Seoul, Korea, 2009 - Winner, New Publications
Published by Dar Onboz: www.daronboz.com