Where is your inspiration coming from?
Snowflakes, ancient myths, relationships, music, dreams, anything can actually trigger my imagination. The pieces I am presently working on evolve from an image I carry in my mind since my early childhood. The image appears in the Norse as well as the Roman mythology, it is of three women spinning the thread of our lives, they are the masters of human destiny, from birth to death. I was inspired by the serendipity of the paths we living creatures take during our lives. These paths that are often guided by knowledge transmitted to us from the past as well as our visions of the future. These paths that entwine and knit together the network of what seem to be casual encounters. These paths that all together create a body, like a sculpture that, however fragile it may seem, is the essence of the precious and evolving thing that is our life.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
I am very interested in the interaction between the jewelry piece and the person wearing it. For me a piece of jewelry is like a story or a poem. When well done, it possesses a singular character that interacts with the character of the wearer and both are enhanced. I strive to create true poems that adorn the uniqueness of each person who shares my love of beauty and enchantment.
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
I use mainly the traditional materials such as gold, silver, stones and pearls because I love feeling these materials in my hands. I love the sound of the file tearing into the metal and the rhythm of the hammer hitting on it. However, I also enjoy working with wood, cloth and leather and have been exploring paper, resin and plastics. I crave more time to experiment and develop...
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
It is very important, it is part of the creative process. I often can’t find exactly what I have in mind so I end up discovering alternatives or finding an even better solution. This is part of my evolution.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
For me the process is essential, it is a multisensory experience and it involves technical skill and intellect. I savor every part of it from planning how to realize my idea, to gathering my materials, to the moments before I plunge into action. With the action comes the sensory experience, the odors, the sounds and the feeling of the materials. In all of its phases, the process can be full of surprises and lead you down a completely new track, if you are open to embrace it.
The final piece, whether it represents my initial idea or has developed into something new has to respect my sense of rhythm and balance.
Is there an artist you prefer and why ?
I enjoy and admire many artists, I can't say I have a favorite, sometimes I'm in the mood for Andy Goldsworthy and sometimes I feel more like Niki de Saint Phalle...
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists , or you like to work on your own?
I find working with other artists enlightening. I have been collaborating with my husband for the last 12 years. Our harmonious life in the studio is enriched by lively discussions and contrasting opinions that push us beyond our comfort zone and into undiscovered lands. Having said this, I adore time on my own in the atelier doing my own thing with no-one to distract me.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
I feel that there is a lot more to explore and elaborate. It is a wide open universe, my favorite playground.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied?
I have learnt that my imagination is like a volcano in full explosion. Because of this, I have to be disciplined and focus on one idea at a time, all the while maintaining my willingness to embrace the unexpected and keep my sense of humour and amazement no matter what happens.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
inizia un nuovo format di
diari di viaggio
che di volta in volta pubblicherà per ogni artista che avrà voglia di lasciare la sua testimonianza.
saranno pubblicati sotto forma di intervista personale,
si cercherà di percorrere la vita , i pensieri, le paure,
i successi, le fragilità , la felicità degli artisti in viaggio
attraverso il mondo di myday-byday. Artisti che cercano di esprimere se stessi
attraverso la loro arte,
sia essa pittura, scultura, design, fotografia, o altra forma artistica.
myday-byday alla ricerca del bello,
al servizio dei suoi artisti per condividerlo
con tutti voi che siete il loro pubblico.
is starting a new format of travelling diaries which will be published for each artist willing to leave his/her story. These diaries will have the form of a personal interview.
myday-byday will try to interpret the life, the thoughts, the fears, the successes,
the fragility, the happiness behind each art collection travelling through the world and space of myday-byday. These artists try everyday to express themselves through their art, in different ways: from painting to sculpture, from design to photography, or other artistic forms. myday-byday is in constant search for 'beauty', but always at the service of its artists. The goal is: to be able to share and communicate with all of you what 's behind their work.