See With the Mind’s Eye
This project is a collection of poetic objects inspired by nature, by the environment we are part of- a human environment, a built environment, a natural environment.
This project talks about nature, but more specifically about the nature we are surrounded by and about our belonging to a place, to an environment. Being part of an environment it means being in a place, being in a specific time, being part of an environment that is at the same time natural: the sky, the light, the wind, the fragrance; and an artificial environment, an environment built by the human.
In the nature everything is connected from the smallest scale to the largest, like the observable universe, and we are defined by laws of physics that we must follow. This is the same for the animal, insects and trees.
Our life is an experience, part of the nature, but as we progress, we forget more and more “to look towards nature and the environment around us”.
Charles Darwin said that starting to use stone tools would have affected the evolution of human hands by favoring the hands to be suited to handle these tools. It is a speculation which has recently been confirmed, that the human hand is adapted to make and use tools.
In this case man can really change the shape of his own body to innumerable generations. Human designs end up redesigning the human. We are gradually being rethought by our tools and our actions.
We humans, are producers of artifice, transformers of their environment, and we are not alone; all our actions have a relation to the other, have an external relation with our environment.
With the impressive evolution of technology, I consider it’s important to design objects that preserve the connection with our environment, it is important to learn to look towards what surrounds us, towards nature, towards our environment, because this is where we come from, with this we must live with and it is by looking at it and perhaps by doing less or doing otherwise, that we can live in a more harmonious way.
This collection of objects will make us stop for a moment, look to our environment and reflect on our actions.