The piece takes its inspiration from the essay by Juhani Pallasmaa4 The thinking hand.
“The hand isn’t just a loyal and passive executor of the intentions of the brain; on the contrary, the hand possesses its own intent, knowledge and ability”.
“The hand at work expresses the true versatility of its actions, just like its direct unity with the mind oriented towards a purpose, together with its extraordinary independence and capacity for autonomous thought”.
“Drawing is, at the same time, a process of observation and expression, of giving and receiving. This is always the result of an ulterior type of double prospective; a drawing looks simultaneously at the external and the internal, towards the observed world and the imagined one, and into the personality of the illustrator and their mental world”.
“In English the verb to draw also means to extract, which highlights another important characteristic of drawing, or rather the fact of being a means to extract, reveal and embody mental images and intimate sensations, just as it is to reproduce the external world”.
“Creative work has two simultaneous sources, the world and the self, and every profound creative composition is essentially a microcosm and a self-portrait”