What role does the key take for the artist and her works of art?
My artworks’ prime symbolic compontent, it allows to open (never close) our inner world and our own self-exploration journey. In my world, the art owns the task of “disclosing” new realities, different from the ones which surround us. I find plain still-life drawing – even through a perfect technique -, if the painting does not lead us into the depths of our inwardness… our Soul. That is the only way to find “the Key”, in order to meet and represent different worlds, where colours and shapes are dictated or copied from what we “feel”, rather from what we can see. Giving my Soul its own image has always been a strong desire to me, I consider a unmatched and special gift to be able to do it through painting. I would like that people who approach my artwork would embrace this feeling, and, through my symbolism, I wish I spread a silent language, full of depth and reflection, in the knowledge that we all need these two qualities to live in our hasty time. In my case, passion and technique walked the same road, supporting each other. Now and then, one overcame the other, but just for a while, since my Soul was seeking the Harmony, which I think it could not exist without the right balance. When one is young, one’s curiosity is driven by the desire to acquire a perfect technique, but, working with wisdom and responsibility, one can benefit from it in order to serve worthier purposes: matching style and content… the Soul and, in a peculiar and personal way, giving birth to passion… the Art.
Since ever, a work which is a play to learn life!