Where is your inspiration coming from ?
Widely speaking I'm interested in everyday life of a contemporary Western people. I'm working with questions that intrigues or troubles me, things I would like to have a conversation about. And of course there is a lot of curiosity towards the body, communication and a piece of jewellery involved.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
It depends. At the moment I would like people to think about their own relationship with nature but also the common contact we have with it. How natural the contact is? Is it romanticized, magical, run by economical efficiency or totally gone? Are we still part of the nature? And what is the relationship between spirituality and nature contact? We have always been dependent on nature that is providing us the essentials of life. But is the aim for a never-ending growth and progress made us think everything here is only for us? I would like my work raises thoughts, I'm not to judge anyone, it would be hypocrite to do that.
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
It depends of the theme of the work. In an ideal situation the material tells the same story and even adds something to it. At the moment I use a lot of wood and combine it for example with recycled rubber. An old inner tube of tractor or bicycle, even it may be a bit old-fashioned as an object, it tells about our culture and our creative ability to utilize our surrounding. The material is protective, elastic and doesn't decay really. Even there is some natural rubber in the mixture, it reminds many people about oil.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
Of course there is some material research needed. But if it means new technical solutions and extraordinary inventions my works are rather simple in that sense.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
Both are important. I love that hands-in investigation part of a work. But sooner or later there is a deadline waiting and you just need to start to make decisions. However every step is leading me further and to me ready pieces are also steps of the same process. The difference is many times the ready pieces are the only steps others will see.
Is there an artist you prefer and why ? I admire many artists.
Some because of their clever and brave ideas, some because of their technical skills or expression, honesty and dedication.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists , or you like to work on your own?
I love working on my own but time to time it would be interesting to try to share the process with someone else. I have collaborated with other jewellry artists but it would be really interesting to do that with artists from another field.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
It is a one step further from the series I called White Moments. I'm like walking around the same source inspired by the different aspects of it. I seem to go back and forth sometimes when there are so many sides to be discovered.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied ?
I think I learned more about my own ability to endure stress, priorities and time management and that one can't cope totally alone.
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.
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