Forms and appearances do not have to communicate meaning or content; they have to establish communication between different beings—different not only in number (the male and female of the same species), but in species, in realm, in ontological domain [...]. [T]he form is the laboratory of conjunction, the space of the mixture of what is disparate.
– Emanuele Coccia
THIRD NATURE looks into subjects of the natural world whose sentient life transcends the boundaries of the man-made spaces — i.e. gardens — they inhabit. The photographs single out garden residents that seem to stand simultaneously inside and outside the recognizable world order. Here, photography is explored as a means of approximation to the seemingly indistinct and elusive life of these subjects. By recollecting these living beings in images, photography transmutes them and unveils their third nature.