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Culla d’Inciviltà nell’isola di Santa Maria a La Maddalena

Scroll down for the English version…. Il 24 luglio io e la mia amica Tiziana Santoni, insieme alle nostre figlie, ci siamo alzate di buon’ora e col cuore pieno di emozione siamo partite per l’isola di Santa Maria nell’arcipelago della Maddalena. Arrivate sull’isola magnifica e selvaggia – dopo un piccolo viaggio in barca, dove io…

Telo Quadro

Ho disegnato degli acquerelli allegri e colorati che parlassero di gioia per riflettere sulla bellezza della natura quando ci ammalia coi suoi profumi e coi suoi colori. E questi acquerelli sono diventati degli asciugamani che sono delle piccole opere inserite nel progetto di Castia Art “Culla di inciviltà” volto a far riflettere sull’importante ruolo che…

The magic of making a portrait

Testo in italiano in fondo alla pagina When I decided to make this portrait to the daughter of family friends who is now a young girl, I searched among the many photographs – which fortunately I had – the one with the expression that I think represented her best. I wanted to fully grasp what…

Maternity

Testo in italiano in fondo alla pagina In 1994 I participated in an exhibition at the “Cittadella dei Musei” in Cagliari. I had just finished the Art Academy and I was full of enthusiasm, young and still without children. For a month I worked hard on this sculpture, which I first made of clay and…

Back to marble

Testo in italiano in fondo alla pagina I bought this marble stone some years ago. I saw it every day but the time to start sculpting it hadn’t come yet.

Collective Exhibition 2019 – Joining forces is good.

Testo in italiano in fondo alla pagina The first collective exhibition of the artists of the Castia Art Professional Group, the association I belong to, was held in Cagliari on December 14th and 15th 2019. The exhibition, curated by Katy Carta, featured nine artists: Elena Achilli, Cicci Borghi, Christian Castelnuovo, Francesco Cossu, Andrea Forges Davanzati, Paola…

The artwork changes and evolves overtime, as the person who makes it.

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina In the small apartment where I lived with my husband Mario in 1996, I thought and realized the work you see in these photographs while I was pregnant with my first child. I was commissioned by Mariano Pintus, who later became a dear friend,  for his disco pub “Lagoon”…

Cradle of Incivility

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina. With this artwork I describe today’s world, a place where the exaggerated consumption of material goods together with human greediness is destroying the earth. I describe the invasion of plastic, of useless and polluting goods which are only useful for filling our inner emptiness and which we do…

Pure Joy – Pura gioia

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina. This artwork was conceived on a cold January evening, when my husband Mario brought me to the new headquarters of his business, “The Net Value” in “Viale la plaia 15” in Cagliari. I wanted to give him an artwork for the inauguration of this wonderful place, which aims…

A new beginning

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina. On a September morning I had breakfast with my friend Laura Sechi in my favorite Café in town: the historical “Svizzero”. After having sipped a tasty coffee, we went to the nearby via Sassari where Laura and her business partner Rita are now setting up their restaurant. Laura and Rita,…

Art in Porto Cervo Marina

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina. Last weekend I went to Porto Cervo Marina to the vernissage of a collective exhibition in which I participated with a selection of six sculptures.   I am very happy of having been involved in this exhibition in my beloved Gallura which, together with the whole of Sardinia,…

“Maestrale” Sculpture – Artrooms Fair Rome 2018

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina Participating in Artrooms Fair in Rome has been a rather enriching experience. I arrived in Rome on a Wednesday morning, after a snowfall which entirely covered the eternal city in white. At first, I was afraid that the snow could block the transportation of my sculpture but, with…

Arte Povera in New York

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina I have been to New York last week with my husband for a short trip. Being an artists who lives in an island like Sardinia, it is sometimes necessary to take a plane and visit a big city to fill up the mind with new creative stimuli to…

An Intense Summer

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina When it comes to art, July and August have been very intense months for me. I worked for the whole winter together with my curator Katy Carta on the realization of my monograph ‘’IN // Inspired by Nature’’ and, when it was finally ready, I considered important presenting…

IN // Inspired by Nature

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina We finally made it! The curator Katy Carta and I have been collaborating for a year for the realisation of my monograph “IN // Inspired by Nature”. I liked the idea of fixing on paper my artistic experience. After the Academy of Arts, I followed the classic path…

Silenzio

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina “Silenzio” is my latest sculpture. It is sculpted in tuff and it is born from my actual research. With its soft shapes, it wants to evoque feelings of calmness, moments in which everything is about listening. I like to stare at it and, in the absence of every action,…

Peaceful fish

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina In this painting I wanted to express the feeling of tranquility and well-being that arouse while observing the fishes swimming in the water. I’m amazed by their movements and I love the silence surrounding them. In questo quadro ho voluto esprimere la sensazione di tranquillità e pace che mi provocano i…

Finding Joy in Every Day Things

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina Among the little great joys of life, I want to share with you one specific moment of silence in my studio in the middle of the winter, with the company of my little dog and a fireplace. Rain, white sky, green leaves of the myrtle tree, olive tree, arbutus…

Spes – Hope

Testo in italiano alla fine della pagina I’m very happy to write a new post after a while 🙂 Today in my studio there is a beautiful winter light that is just hitting the table and I like it very much. In this period, I’m putting in order my artistic production and, looking back at…

Buona Domenica – Have a nice sunday

The sun is back on my desk after the big swells of the last days. Have a nice Sunday! Dopo le mareggiate dei giorni scorsi, è tornato il sole sulla mia scrivania. Buona domenica a tutti!

Speaking with colours

A while ago I saw a definite fluo-orange image in a book. Some days later I went to the art shop where I usually buy my art materials and “that specific colour” was not available. I’ve been making several tries mixing colours to reach that fluo-orange and now I finally got it! To me it represents to me the energy…

Il pensiero adolescente

In this painting I wanted to represent a 16 years old girl absorbed in her thoughts, in her world, while around life flows fast. In questo lavoro ho voluto rappresentare una ragazza di sedici anni assorta nei suoi pensieri, nel suo mondo, mentre intorno a lei la vita scorre veloce.

A light to restart

Yesterday, back from Christmas holidays, at my mother’s house, in a hidden corner, I found the table lamp of my late father that was on the desk in his study for years. I immediately began to think about him and I saw him at his desk, focused on his work with the lamp illuminating sheets…

Do you respect me?

The status of women is a theme of great interest to me and it is my hope that anybody who looks at this painting will ask him or herself what is their attitude towards women.   Never Stop Yourself “Always keep in mind that your skin will wrinkle and that your hair will go white and…

Another summer’s gone

In these equinox days, such as every year, I’m tyding up my studio and cleaning up my mind in order to face autumn in the best way possible, and suddenly I recall the magic moments of my summer holidays.

One year with my blog

Today I’ve realized that I’ve opened my blog exactly one year ago with a hesitant post on a little watercolour painting I’ve done during my summer holidays.

June colors

This is my latest work that, for me, embodies some of the June colors.

My love New York

This month I’ve done a trip to New York. I love New York. It’s a place where you find everything, for better or for worst. I think it is so full of energy because there are millions of people that breath, think, create, in one word: live. I live in a very quiet place in…

The joy of everyday things

I love everyday things: picking the kids up from school, cooking dinner for my family and eating all together, following the changes of season in the garden from my window, the movements of nature. The realization of the beauty within everyday things brings joy to life. To capture the expression of child in a moment…

A woman’s world

My friends, Today is one of those luminous Spring days. The sun is shining in a bright blue sky, its light catching on every flower, on every blade of grass, on every granite rock – brilliant, magic.

Spring is just around the corner

Dear friends, in these last weeks I’ve been very busy with my family matters but I kept on working with my art. Here my latest painting. It’s inspired by the grace, the beauty and the mystery  that surrounds every woman.

Past and present of my art are merging

Dear friends, this is my latest artwork. It grows out of my desire to represent the human figure – something I put aside in recent years.

The Winter Sea

Hello friends, after many festive days with family and friends, I decided to spend a few days in one of the places that I love most in the world: Villasimius. This is the magic place where I go when I need to rest and find myself. When I was a child I used to come here…

Vienna

Many years ago, I made a trip to Vienna with my parents and my syster where I’ve discovered a marvelous artist: Friedensreich Hundertwasser . I’ve been totally fascinated by his colors and his architecture, always looking for harmony with nature. Here one of his paintings……

Feeling of freedom

Some weeks ago my husband Mario was in New York City. He has been invited to see the recently opened Henri Matisse exhibit “The Cut Outs” at the MoMA. He came back home enthusiastic about the exhibit and he brought me the catalogue that I started to read and watch in my studio during my…

A moment for myself.

Hello friends, I wanted to share with you the joy I found this morning when I was finally able to return to my studio. It was an incredible sunny day and my lab was immersed in silence and in the golden mediterranean light.

Smell of rain

Today finally a bit of autumn has arrived. It was raining outside, and I’ve spent my morning sketching and drawing. The land outside was smelling of rain and colors were beautiful.

I’m simply….. working

Working in my studio is one of the activities that I love most in my life. Closing my studio’s door and find myself in my own world is a beautiful experience for a nature like mine. While I’m working I like to surround myself with objects that I like, objects that recall me someone or…

Art of nature: olive trees sculptures.

Today I’ve been in the countryside of  Villamassargia in a place called “S’Ortu Mannu”. Here you can find hundreds of secular olive trees that are 6 or 7 hundreds years old having been implanted between 1.300 B.C. and 1.600 B.C. It’s a magical place where I have had the opportunity to admire  for another time…

Looking for autumn colors

One of the moments I prefer during the day is when I walk around my house with my dog Jack. Anytime of the day or night. Yesterday there was stormy weather with strong wind that cleared the sky perfectly. The final result today was an incredible shiny light that amplified all the color of the…

Bright lights and imagination.

I really like to find the beauty in the things surrounding me everyday. In the afternoon, for example, while I was going to pick up my kids at school, I’ve seen the nature around me that was really shining. Today there was a light north westerly wind (maestrale) that, here in Sardinia means bright colors…

I love black and white, but…….

Working at night in my art studio is something I love so much. I can’t do it very often because at the end of the day I’m always very tired but, when I succeed in doing so, for me it’s like a big gift. Few days ago it was full moon and working in my…

A perfect relaxing weekend activity: carving stamps.

Today is sunday, the sky is blue and I think that by the sea should be fantastic, even if it’s october 5th and fall has arrived. Despite the family discussions on how to spend this sunday, at the end we have chosen to stay home and relax. I’ve immediately took advantage of this situation to…

A midweek quiet morning

Hello friends, today, after having brought my daughters to school, I’ve gone to the grove close to my house with my dog Jack. While walking I was thinking that fall is one of my preferred periods of the year. The grove was quiet and silent and I was enchanted by the pines’ shadows reflected on…

Tales and story books, gnomes and cartoons.

I’ve always loved tales and story books. When I was young the opportunities to see cartoons on telly were very rare. Only once a week, on sunday morning. And then I grew up spending my days reading and dreaming on my story books. I still love them today and I collect them a lot as…

My Sunday

Hi everyone!  Today I’d like to show you some pictures I took in Villasimius last Sunday. The sky was grey but it was really hot anyway. In fact I swam with my daughters and we had much fun 🙂 Villasimius, first day of Autumn

Art and food.

Yesterday, with my husband, I’ve been invited at a dinner by my friend Laura who runs a fantastic food blog Cooking Laura (have a look, it’s in Italian but you can use google translate!). Spiedini di pesce con crema di patate al limone by Cooking Laura

Daily duties and art escape.

Dear friends, holidays are now weeks away, the kids are finally back to school and I’m back to my daily duties as mother, wife and artist. I love my role in the family, it’s tough and intense. Sometimes I would love to take a break as I do during holidays but it’s impossible! Anyway, as…

Very busy back to school days.

Last days of holidays for my children…… not holidays for me anymore. I’m very busy, organizing everything in the house and for the kids that will be back to school next monday. Anyway, I’m very satisfied because, despite I’m busy with family stuff, I always find some time for my art. Good night my friends…

Tidying up the studio for the new season.

Hello friends! Today, while tidying up the studio for the new season, I’ve discovered two paintings that I’ve done in 1995 and 1996. I had almost forgotten them. Giving a look at them I’ve understood that my past can always be a source of inspiration and not something to forget. It’s time to hang them…

Welcome home bird.

Summer holidays are gone and all the family is a little sad for that. It’s time to go back to school and start the normal family life …….. …. but once back home we’ve had a fantastic surprise: a friend was waiting for us with a “welcome home” message in its beak. Welcome Home Bird…

Sea stones!

During my last days of holidays in Villasimius I’m collecting sea stones that I will use in winter for decorating my house and recall my summertime. I think it’s lovely to paint them with butterflies, flowers or anything else. It’s really peaceful. Why don’t you try and do it yourself! Butterflies on sea stones. Ink…

Cardinal.

This bird is not Sardinian for sure but I love it. The red plumage of the Cardinal is awesome, especially when you see it on the snow. It’s funny to think that now here in Villasimius is 30 degrees celsius. Cardinal. Watercolor and Ink on watercolor paper.

Hello world! I’m in love with nature.

I live in Sardinia, surrounded by beautiful landscapes, nature, animals and flowers. Everyday I wake up very early and have a walk with my best friends. I take inspiration from what I see and I try to freeze such moments taking pictures with my phone. Once back home, after a good breakfast with my family,…