// March 2020 //
My physical body and I - we are two different entities living in close union.
I like it, fight with it, take care of it, forcing it to serve me in a better way and for longer.
I hate being achy. I can’t stand the limits it imposes on me.
I know it’s wrong,
I should be more in union with my own physicality,
accept body weaknesses and ageing.
But I find it very hard.
I meditate on it.
But I carry on fighting. Every new wrinkle I see on my face, every ache,
every little cold scare me.
In reality, I am terrified of the finiteness, deterioration, lost of senses and libido …
Falling asleep is a bit like dying
Step out of the space we call reality.
That’s why it is easier after few drinks.
Then, what is happening after?
Where is The Reality?
Is it fine to sleep with your ex lover or kill your mother in a dream?
Where is the border between the two worlds? Are they two or one or multiple worlds I inhabit?
And why do our bodies feels so different in our dreams?
I am interested in the human body; the limitations and the latitude linked to our own physicality.
The transformation of our perception of it at different stages of life (like before and after girl’s first period, mothering or menopause; childhood, youth and old age) and different situations (for example dreaming and being awake) is remarkable.
Crayons and watercolour possess a great quality of transparency. They don’t allow you to hide anything, just transform it.
Paper is a sensual, in a way nostalgic, medium. I simply like to work with it, to touch it. There is an influence of my professional experience as a bookbinder, paper and book restorer, where I continually handle and learn about range of papers.
From time to time I flirt with other media, but usually I come back to paper very fast .
I hope to provoke feelings in people watching my work; share my inner fears, uncertainties, happiness, perception of the world…
I am making visual art because it is the most natural form of expression for me. I want to talk to people. The fascination with my inner and outer world is constant.
I have plenty to say.
// March 2019 //
My practise is closely linked to my personal life. There are no boundaries between me and the viewer. Through drawing, painting and bookmaking I am sharing my internal experiences in work that has the intimacy of a personal diary."
Currently I am exploring the subject of motherhood, mother-artist and female energy. The body's transformation, experienced as transition - from girl to woman, daughter to mother - is a central them in the work.
// March 2014 //
My mind is naturally drawn into details. Small things become huge in certain light, in the encounter with a smell or atmosphere...
The word "detail" comes originally from the French verb "detailer" which means to "cut in pieces" or "narrate in particulars". Understanding the term in its fullest sense means to perceive our world as a composition of limitless spaces.
This point of view makes one’s life rich and exciting.
The world itself is unquestionably beautiful.
Its beauty is deep, unpredictable and ferocious and I am always aware of this. I feel enriched by this constant awareness and through the process of creating art I try to share it with others.
The things that interest me in this world are both familiar and mysterious. They resonate like a memory from the past reminded by a flash in the present, like butterflies in the stomach.
Making art is a meditative process. I work meticulously and in absolute concentration, contemplating my subject, my medium and myself.
My ambition is not to control 100 % the creative process, but to go along with it. The outcome is always partially a surprise for me.