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30 April 2011 - 8 May 2011

Pieve Maria SS. della Salute e S. Nicolao Vescovo
Buggiano Castello (PT)

Exhibition part of the "Borgo degli Agrumi" Festival in Buggiano Castello, Northern Tuscany, Italy.

Botanica è un’ opera multimediale che comprende acquarelli, fotografie e video. Questi diversi media mi permettono di esplorare le peculiarietà dei miei soggetti e le variazioni delle mie interpretazioni: i dipinti sono gestuali, spontanei, minuziosi e combinatori; le foto sono istanti isolati astratti da un modo in transizione; e i video abbracciano il movimento come coreografia del processo naturale.

Colleziono le immagini che trovo durante le passeggiate attraverso giardini, strade e campi – veri esemplari naturali, foto, schizzi, e li porto nel mio studio. Molti di questi soggetti sono in uno stadio transitorio, in fiore o appassiti, superfici acquose sfuggenti, gusci vuoti. Con azioni associative, interpreto e ricombino questi elementi, attenta non solo alle loro forme, colori e consistenze, ma alle connessioni evocate tra loro. Il risultato è un mondo poetico di cicli e trasformazioni dove natura e cultura si intrecciano.


Botanica is a body of work conceived as an exhibition that includes watercolor paintings, digital photographs, and video. These various media allow me to explore particularities of my subjects and variations on my interpretations: the paintings are gestural, spontaneous, careful, and combinatory; the photographs are isolated instants abstracted from the transitory world; and the videos embrace movement itself as a choreography of natural process.

I collect images I find during walks through gardens, streets, and fields – actual specimens, photographs, sketches – and bring these back to the studio. Many of these subjects are in transitory states, coming into blossom or withering and spent, elusive watery surfaces, emptied husks. In associative play, I interpret and recombine these forms, attentive not only to their shapes, colors, and textures, but to the connections they conjure among themselves. The result is a poetic world of cycles and transformations where nature and culture are interwoven.

The Defenseless Caper
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2009
il profumo dei gelsomini nell'aria
Watercolor
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2010
Arance sull'albero
Watercolor
34 x 24 cm
2010
Fiore di Lucca, part 1
Watercolor on paper
2010
Fiore di Lucca, part 2
Watercolor on paper
2010
Raspo d'uva
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
61 x 91,5 cm
2010
Carota selvatica, inizio estate
Watercolor on tissue paper
7 1/2 x 10 inches; 19 x 25,5 cm
2009
Fading Belladonna
Watercolor on Magnani paper
27 1/2" x 19 3/4"; 70 cm x 50 cm
October 2008
The Last Roses
Watercolor on paper
16.5 x 21.1 cm
2010
The Smell of Pecorino on my Fingertips
Watercolor on paper
30 x 22 inches; 76,2 x 56 cm
2008
Calabrone
Watercolor
13 1/2 x 9 1/2 (34 x 24 cm)
2010
Heavy Fruit
Watercolor on paper
13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches; 34 x 24 cm
2010
Crushed Magnolia Pod
Watercolor on paper
11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 29 x 19 cm
2009
Dead Bird
Watercolor on paper
11 1/2" x 7 1/2"; 29 x 19 cm
January 2010
Magnolia Skeleton
Watercolor on paper
11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 29 x 19 cm
2009
Wet Berries
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Palazzo Tassel
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Prayer Cushion
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Shredded Curtain
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Torn Labels
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Stitches Holding Floral Embroidery
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
October 2008
Pearls
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
October 2008
Olive Harvest
Stampa inkjet d'archivio
11" x 14"; 28 x 35,5 cm
2010
Candle Flame
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
January 2010
Veiled Window
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
December 2009
Reflecting Ripples
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
January 2010
Unhatched Chicken Eggs on Snow
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
January 2010
Lights Behind Glass
Archival Digital Photograph
11" x 14"; 28 x 35.5 cm
December 2009
clouds woven like tapestry eyes hidden in fog
Watercolor
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2010
Dried Flower
Watercolor on paper
11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 29 x 19 cm
2010
Bacche di rosa canina, inverno
Watercolor on paper
11 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches; 29 x 19 cm
2009
Albero dei rosari
Watercolor on paper
13 14" x 9 1/2"; 34 x 24 cm
January 2010
Summer Roses
Watercolor
34 x 24 cm
2010
Seme sconosciuto
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2009
Dried Berries
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2009
Winter Rosehips
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2009
Botanic necklace
Watercolor on paper
2010
Sumac With Dried Berries
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4" x 4 3/4"; 16 x 12 cm
December 2009
Magnolia
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4" x 4 3/4"; 16 x 12 cm
December 2009
Wisteria Pod
Watercolor on paper
6 1/4" x 4 3/4"; 16 x 12 cm
December 2009
a wide ribbon of text around them
Watercolor
6 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 16 x 12 cm
2010
Cactus
Watercolor and conte crayon
24.2 x 16.5 cm
2010
Fish Tail
Watercolor and conte crayon
24.2 x 16.5 cm
2010
Grape Stem
Watercolor
24.2 x 16.5 cm
2010
Mosaic
Watercolor and conte crayon
24.2 x 16.5 cm
2010
Leaf
Watercolor
24.2 x 16.5 cm
2010
Collection of Daniela Fruscione, Italy
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (window exterior with black shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2009
Untitled (test wall colors and mushroom)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2009
Untitled (market tarps with dark red shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (plaster hand with coral shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (pavements with orange shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (cloth ceiling with blue shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (floating flora with lavender shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (papered shop window and yellow shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (curtain with brown shape)
Watercolor on paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010
Untitled (museum wall with black wing shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2009
Untitled (rose interior with charcoal shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2009
Untitled (moss wall with green shape)
Watercolor on archival digital photograph
8 1/2 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm)
2010