It is well known as a mark of the beginning of civilization when humans started to create
tools. Over time, these tools have helped their creators achieve their goals and have lead to
the development of more tools.
My project seeks to focus on the cultural, material and philosophical relationships between
body and tool, culture and language. This is to deal with the tool’s symbolic and utility
functions. In the project I question this historic connection by creating abstract tools and
jewelry, examining the boundaries and transitions between the tool and body movements,
between natural and artificial materials, between geometric and energetic forms, between
the holding and what is being held and more.
I chose to focus on these questions by using manual and mechanical tools working in marble
stone. The marble is a culturally and economically charged material, analogical to the human
body in terms of absorption, toughness, flexibility and transparency. To me, these features
of the marble made it a natural extension or a part of the body. It has a simultaneous
relationship with the space around it as well as before the eyes of the observer.