Making books into shapes and using different materials allows me to best express my desire to “play” with the feelings of touch and sight, and to open and close various worlds.
Inner worlds, more or less hidden, where order stands in contrast to disorder, and memories are mixed with the present.
Thoughts that leave more or less obvious signs on the paper, even if they may be hidden by colour glazes or by thin gauzes. I start from an idea and develop it using all the techniques I know: I carve, cut, sew, fold, tear, glue, paint, perforate, print within the most secret areas of the book. I mould the pages into various dimensions and shapes, joining them together with a thread which in some cases imitates pencil drawings. I put together card of different thicknesses with fabric and various wefts and textures, I use pages of old books. I experiment continuously, researching new ways of representing my state of mind and my thoughts. I play with colours and shapes, both printed and cut out on the same page. I try to narrate about myself and to tell how I see that which surrounds me, a space between colourful representations, and grey and suffocating atmospheres.
Here is what a book is to me – an artistic expression that leaves great space for creativity and experimentation.
The “physical dimension exceeds the surface area of the canvas”: the possibility of touching it, turning it over and over, opening it and closing it, “reading” it from one end, and then from the opposite end, just like entering into the object itself. Tactile perception is added to visual perception. The book becomes a paper sculpture and this in turn becomes a book. I think it is fundamental that the book transmits emotions, it is not important if they are positive or negative, only that they leave a trace in the memory.