The soul is an intangible, insubstantial concept. Something that has no content or matter, but it is actually tangible and perceptible.Every living entity has a SOUL. The soul represents the personality of people. The soul makes a person what he/she is, his/her character. The creation myth implies that God breathed his divine wind into people, this is the spirit God gave to men and women. Through the contact between body and mind the soul was formed or produced. This is what makes people unique in creation. Personal I believe that objects and jewellery can have a soul too, the more you work with an object/jewel the more layers will arise. When you create a positive and intensive surrounding around making, there is a possibility that the soul slowly comes into the object. Together we will blow the divine wind into objects.
Klimt02 After 3 years, you are back to China for another extraordinary project, you have established many connections with Chinese artists since then as well. Can you describe the changes and growth you have seen within art jewellery (in China) in the past years, what impressed you the most?
R.P. China is an incredible fast growing society. Indication and movements follow each other quickly. Indication goes at a furious speed, just like technological developments. About the jewellery, Chinese people are very up to date of what happens in the world, they try to give an answer to what is important in their Chinese culture. The Chinese culture is 180 degrees different from the western and this yields other things. I don’t understand them and I will never do.