Meditative Triptych (Mandala of opening doors)
During the obligatory lock down of the past period I developed the need to adapt myself to the surreal rhythm of the long days thanks to a practice that could make me loose and find myself again with ease. The bag full of amber fragments, kept in the closet for years, suddenly found its purpose. The warmth emanated from the resin, with its million years old colours, fed me in these lonely months. With these little stones I composed patterns, and before deleting the first one, and creating the second, I froze the "mandala", the gesture and the result, in a photograph. Which is an offer and a prayer.
My contribution at 41'
9 March Project (group)
Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, Russia
In my opinion... (group)
City Museum, Zabrze, Poland
To the Ordinary Hero
I share the passion to dream about heroes,but not the necessity to give them a medal: the hero himself doesn't think about a medal while performing an act of heroism. From this consideration my medal was born, a medal to the ordinary everyday hero.
Engraved are the words Bertolt Brecht attributes to Galileo Galilei, answering the comment of his devoted pupil Andrea "Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero", " No Andrea, unhappy is the land is in need of heroes".
Sun and Hearth are rotating on themselves and around, the Sky watching them.
Enamel on copper, gold 18k, silver
Dallas Museum of Art acquires collection of modern and contemporary jewelry
Francesca di Ciaula, Italian designer, Bangle, 1984, yarn,silver
Overall: 1 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (3.81 x 13.97 x 13.97 cm) Dallas Museum of Art,
gift odf Edward W. and Deedie Potter Rose, formerly Inge Asenbaum collection,
Gallery Am Graben in Vienna