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Bēhance

Tabula Rasa

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  • About the piece
    The brains are made from clay, then photographed, the paper planes are real paper planes, photographed, placed on a photograph of a blank book on a sheet, added glasses and other illustration afterwards.Very happy how this turned out!

    Tabula rasa is the epistemological theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content and that their knowledge comes from experience and perception. 
    Generally proponents of the tabula rasa thesis favour the "nurture" side of the nature versus nurture debate, when it comes to aspects of one's personality, social and emotional behaviour, and intelligence. The term in Latin equates to the English "blank slate" (or more accurately, "erased slate") (which refers to writing on a slate sheet in chalk) but comes from the Roman tabula or wax tablet, used for notes, which was blanked by heating the wax and then smoothing it to give a tabula rasa.