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I would like to talk about my job. I’m a sculptress and I really like my job because not only I make a living out of it, but also because it is my passion. It started when I was about thirteen when I went with my elder brother to Rome to visit the Vatican’s Rooms. It was the first time I saw such important works by so famous artists,Seeing all those masterpieces influenced me so much , so I’m quite sure that it may be the reason why I became an artist.It was an intense experience that changed something in me… Ever since then I try to recreate that emotion through my works. I prefer sculpting to painting because I can use a lot of materials, like: marble, wood, glass, at the moment I’m working on a new figure and I’m a using transparent resin. When I was younger. I used to work on marble.
To learn this new technique, I lived for a year in Carrara near Florence, a town which has always been an important cultural center in Tuscany, with very old artisan traditions, with lots of workshops and artistic foundries. Their works are exported all over the world. Thanks to the rich artistic context many Italian and foreigner artists have chosen Carrara as the place where to work and live creating a unique community dedicated to art . I worked with artists who came from all different parts of the world and we all shared the same passion and interest for art. It was a great experience which has influenced my vision of art which I will never forget. If I had the opportunity and time I’d surely go to Carrara to live again those strong emotions. I still use Carrara’s white marble because it has a great tradition and purity.
It’s the same marble which was used by Michelangelo, who was the first sculptor to recognize the beauty of the local stone As for Michelangelo, the centre of my interest is the human body but while he expressed the strength of it, I see and express its fragility. In my recent works the figures are only parts of the body made in transparent resin which is then put on glass in order to give more strength to what I am trying to express. In recent years my works have been displayed at two Italian exhibitions –Rome and Milan- , and at last I was also invited to exhibit in New York,but because of the economical crisis, which we are all going through, the exhibition has been postponed to another date so I might go next year.
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