After reading around these different philosophical interpretations of Evolution, I started to think of what evolution most meant to me at this point in my life. I took inspiration from the philosophy of Kant about the distinction of analytic and synthetic statements , and the phenomena and noumenon , and began to think about the idea of never being able to comprehend some aspects of knowledge ( in a Kantian sense this would be penetrating to the noumenon), I started to think about ‘fixed mindsets’ and not being able to realise the truths of some situations without separating yourself from them, and learning from past mistakes. For a while I struggled with how I was going to visually depict this sense of personal self evolution I had derived from Kant’s work, and then I realised I would probably need to use something more literal to explain such an abstract concept effectively, which bought me onto the idea of creating a ‘Garden of Evolution’

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