Exploring my love for the body language I approach it once again with one of my favourite mediums.
Charcoal allows me to search, push and caress.
The old marks impossible to erase, like the scars that make us who we are.
In an old drawer I found some writing that I intended for children even before my beautiful ones were born. Thanks to digital possibilities, finally they have been edited and published in an e-book. I also enjoyed illustrating them with quick and expressive sketches.
With the intention to entertain our children and educate them to respect our pets, these are short stories to help families and classrooms discuss the behaviour of our domestic animals and their welfare.
The Dog With No Name, and other short tails is now available for purchase on Amazon and iBooks. Only available in digital form, for now, this collection of short stories is ready for your Kindles, iPads and tablets.
Please be aware that the title above also includes the short story “The Blue and Muffin Dress”.
A sketch is the quickest response to a feeling. The truest expression of the artist. By adding work on it, it will stiffen, loose veracity and become fictitious. In most cases it will loose half of its initial life.
In a new series of works I’m trying to stop at the sketch.
gesso and charcoal on wood, 60×60 cm.
“I work a lot but don’t seem to finish. That is, I hope what I am doing means something because I don’t know what I am doing. It’s strange and terrible but I feel calm. Today I worked non-stop for six hours on a sculpture and I don’t know what the result is… Planes upon planes, sections of muscles, of a face and then? And the total effect? Does what I create live? …”
Umberto Boccioni 1912
“Io lavoro molto ma non concludo, mi sembra. Cioè spero che quello che faccio significhi qualche cosa perché non capisco cosa faccio. È strano ed è terribile ma sono calmo. Oggi ho lavorato sei ore consecutive alla scultura e non capisco il risultato… Piani su piani, sezioni di muscoli, di faccia e poi? E l’effetto totale? Vive ciò che creo?”
When do you stop?
The beauty is in the making,
A story changing as I draw,
It should become a painting…
… or not…
When do I stop?
Like words may distract from the story itself, colours may steal attention from the whole.
Black & White.
At times, less makes it more.