NoPlace

I will be taking part at No Place, Saturday 21st April 2018.

A first series of artists was called to participate with their work, each one being able to invite 4 artists each, who, in turn, could invite 3 artists, who could invite 2artists each, creating a series of rhizomes.

I have been invited by Stefano Breschi, invited by Sue Kennington, who was invited by Vera Portatadino

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Wunderkammern

As part of the Wunderkammern, I have been invited to Casabitata, to exhibit some of my etchings. The show will be on certainly till the end of January 2018. Via del Trebbio, Florence

Growth (subtitled).

This is a friend’s request, the etching with underneath its poetic subtitle…

Crescita

Tu, giovane virgulto, cresci, corri, vola. Tu, minuscolo spicchio di me, girino che diverrai Principe, salpa sulla tua nave, e scopri nuovi mondi. La vita che ti è stata data, ora va coltivata, concimata ed annaffiata di propositi, sogni e speranze. Fai i tuoi errori, fanne tanti, sbattici contro, per poi superarli. Impara da loro come da un bravo maestro. Pota il ramo marcio, coltiva quel sano, sacro desiderio che è in te. Diventa una quercia, spendo di essere stato Ghianda.

Growth

You, young sprout, grow, run, fly. You tiny splinter of me, yet to become a Prince, set out on your own boat, and discover new worlds.
The life you have received, must be Cultivated, Manured and Watered with Resolutions, Dreams and Hopes. Make your mistakes, lots of them, salm against them, and then overcome them. Learn from them as from the best of Masters. Prune the rotten branch, and cultivate that Healthy, Sacred wish that is in you. Grow to become an Oak, knowing you started as an Acorn.

Butterflies in the Stomach

This softground Series began during a series of Workshops with Eugenio Cecioni.

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This is Japan, my first soft ground, dedicated to the Fukushima disaster.

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Then came the small Butterflies…

olive butterflies

The Tuscan Butterflies is a a watercoloured softground, created using olive flowers.

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while the Butterfly Vortex is both softground and Hardground etching, watercoloured..

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the Three Butterflies is made with the use of Ginkgo Biloba leaves.

I don’t always watercolour this one..

I customized this one with a calligraphy caption I wrote:

The Butterflies are aware of that feeling deep inside of you, that warns you you’re upset.

They don’t exist, but they still help you.

my exhibition @PopCafé

#minimumpop
I’m having an exhibition with a few tiny etchings, and some large ones, till the 9th of June.

Each etching is paired with a poem of mine.

Pop Café is in the wonderful Piazza Santo Spirito in the heart of Florence, and is open from 8am to 2am!

See you there!