The body emerges in a vacuum. To be aware of themselves. The symbolic and aesthetic way is for us access to the body that we are part of nature and at the same time different. The "body itself" for us humans does not exist. Nor is it possible for us there is coincidence between nature and the human body, although the latter part of nature. The beauty of the body can be recognized as a temporary manifestation of the living, in particular thanks to the accessibility that art allows. This awareness of the contingency of the body, rather than being experienced as a problem is, at last, a real opportunity for mindfulness, to be able to recognize. Toward Giuseppe Penone’s artistic research and production, this essay explores the affinity and distinction between embodied human mind and nature.
Keywords: Absentiality, lack, contingency, symbolic competence, verbal, emergency