I make three-dimensional sculptures with various pop-up folds, simple leporellos with non-glued inserts, thus obtaining pages that can be opened and closed, creating small travel sculptures. Beyond the Artist’s books and the work with textile art, I need to experiment with other ways of creating. I have been using coloured card a lot, a material that is not considered to be very artistic, used above all within schools, but which however is pleasantly surprising. I make constructions that are composed and decomposed, on many planes and depths, colours that intersect one another, squares, rings, flat figures that become an abstract object.
Playing is a serious thing
These are Bruno Munari’s words that I share. I play and I have fun with my papers and my colours, but it is a job and a job, even if enjoyable, is a serious thing. My notes on image diaries are serious. A collection of thoughts translated into images, that are daily, just like a diary, “annotated” on nearly three hundred pages. I use the stencil technique with a monochromatic press, an imaginary thread connects them and creates a long history that develops, touching on events that have hit me in a particular way. It is my imaginary world, but at the same time, a very real.
Paper, card, fabric, needle, thread, colours and gouges are the materials that allow me to work and to leave my fantasy and creativity free.
I have one very small study, but it is sufficient.
It is welcoming, full of books, with a great ceiling window, three tables, two chalcographic presses and one press.
When I am sitting in my workplace, I manage to isolate myself in my world.
I can stay seated for hours without the passing time weighing on me, making me happy with this choice of life.