Guillem Vidal Foto

Bestiary has an extensive tradition in the world of literature and was highly popular in the Middle Ages. It refers to a compendium, catalogue and description of a series of animals and plants. One type of compendium is the imaginary bestiary.

Bestiaries consisted of volumes of written descriptions accompanied by illustrations and visual interpretations. In our case, the imaginary bestiary, the process is followed in reverse; we start with the photographic images, which are unaccompanied by any text or interpretation. It is the viewers themselves who make their own interpretation and their own reading of the images in order to find their own meaning therein.

These photographs serve to put a children’s game into practice. The playful observation of clouds in the sky, rocks, tree bark and roots enable the discovery of shapes that can be represented, identified and associated through the imagination.

Guillem Vidal
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