Where is your inspiration coming from ?
I feel like I am meant to make desirable every old useless unwanted thing in the world. I don’t know how things will develop in the future, but at this point in my work I noticed that I own a pile of gems I believe, others say it’s trash, and try to match them with concepts I am interested with, to make up stories around them
to make them precious.
What are you trying to communicate in particular with your artwork?
I am influenced by my exposure to literature and performance art, I try to make objects with a performative feature, or objects that have a story to tell. There are a few themes that haunt me: time, transformation, death, family, cultural and social identity, and trash from a metaphysical and an ecological perspective, and I try to expose my observations on these issues.
Which material you prefer to use and why ?
I like trash, discarded objects, stuff from the flea market, third shops and my grandparents backyard, for multiple reasons, because this materials it’s like a time machine, because it’s cheap or even free, because it’s beautiful but nobody wants it, because in this way I can make gold from nothing, because it involves an anti-consumerism message and others.
How much value do you give to researching material for your creations?
I tend to fetishize this part of my work. I often choose a project only on account that I want to work with a certain material. And tools also. I also spend a lot of time collecting various materials, even some that are usually abundant, but overlooked.
Is it more important for you the process, or the final artwork itself?
I love the process, that’s why I don’t work only on the design, but I also manufacture the jewelry myself. You can discover new fascinating things by playing with matter, you can come up with new ideas, you concentrate and meditate. The final artwork… I am never completely satisfied with that.
Is there an artist you prefer and why?
The artists that really move me are the ones who have strong concepts behind their work, like Lisa Walker, Renee Zettle-Sterling, Mi-Mi Moscow, Burcu Buyukunal. I like it most when you don’t have to read the synopsis to understand the idea, the object itself it’s enough.
Have you ever thought to collaborate with other artists , or you like to work on your own?
I work alone, but I am always up for challenges.
Where do you feel you are at with this last collection?
I’m not sure, I am working on many projects at this moment and I feel, even on the ones that I already, in a way finished, or at least presented, that I still need to research and work on the specific theme and materials, there is still potential there or I haven’t manage to reach a clean concept yet. But in the same time I am curious to start on one of the new and challenging ideas that appear on so many occasions.
What have you discovered of yourself, are you satisfied?
If you concentrate a lot of time on something ideas will come very easily, I love it when I have a problem for example, about constructing a piece, or how to present the idea, or even a technical problem about how to make the clasps and a few days later an answer comes out of the nowhere, or how an idea, a concept, insinuates at first very vaguely, that, as you advance on your work it becomes more and more clear. I am learning and discovering, it’s ok.
Two words to describe your last artwork collection.
I work simultaneously on multiple projects in different stages of completion, but I guess I can say about the stage where I am at this moment, save and preserve.
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.