Framing: Ten Plates
Aristotle’s Ten Categories
This project was an examination of a book titled American Woods (Hough, Romeyn B.1888) from the Special Collection at the Providence public library. Inspired by the layout of the original book, I used three different frames for each plate, and explored how different framing can tell different stories of one object. To tell the story, I used Aristotle’s ten categories of interpretation: substance, quantity, quality, relation, place, time, position, state, action and affection. Each category is represented on its own two sided 6x9" plate.