The act of thinking certifies human’s existence, according René Descartes principle (Discourse on the Method, 1637). In this context, the thought process must be initiated and its results achieved by questioning everything except certain intuitive values.
“…we cannot doubt of our existence while we doubt, and that this is the first knowledge we acquire…” (René Descartes, Principles of Philosophy, 1644)
Starting from this point, man can be considered (in a personal approach) as a white page with intrinsic value. This initial assumption underlying the collection is suggested by using resin, white pigment and gold leaf. The white page becomes a story throughout man’s life. Surrounding inputs are received through man’s senses: our eyes can see, our ears can hear, our nose can smell them. Various stimuli are being processed and imprinted on our existence according to our unique structure. Most of the time, they condition our path, but should they? Or should we always doubt and question certitudes taken from outside our inner self? Should we think and re-think known facts, habitude, rules? Should we build our steps on predetermined criteria or on our intuitive feelings about the world, in spite of all that we have learned and know? There are choices to make, based on our beliefs but are they truly ours or inherited and taken as such? Doubts rise questions, answers are given according to each individuality. They make us think and our story is written by ourselves.