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Botanica
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.
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