My drawings are an inevitable extension of my sculptural practice that enables a better understanding of the composition and conversation between the various present elements. Translating a drawing into a print takes that research from the 2D to 3D – and vice versa – even further. By taking a drawing for my ‘Home’ installation as a starting point (solo show at Ronchini in 2014) , my print came to life in several stages mainly comprising line etching, aquatint and working from dark to light. These techniques have brought to my attention the importance of subtlety and the role of light. Gently sunk in their mattress and wrapped in their bedsheets, my ‘creaptures’ seem gently kissed by the peeking moonlight, while a grainy greyness invades the darker corners of their ‘incubedroom’. This is a window into their quiet intimacy. ‘Every print has a noise’, says Vincenzo from Il Bisonte. In believing so, I imagine ‘Moonkissed’ to let gentle mattress spring sounds and a soothing summer breeze emerge.
Imagine immersing yourself in our flower garden in peak spring: observing plants up close, arranging bouquets, and painting all the sights that inspire you—like a modern-day Botticelli. This is the concept of our flower painting retreat, led by award-winning Florence Academy of Art instructor Tanvi Pathare.
Four watercolor masterclasses will focus on an old and healing art form: the slow-paced appreciation of flowers, landscapes, and natural beauty. Following in the footsteps of Italy’s Renaissance artists—who expressed endless curiosity about the natural world in their works—retreat goers will learn to observe the outdoors patiently and take on “a reverence for the variety that life offers,” Tanvi says.
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