Through the use of oil paints and a nude palette, I create figurative pieces with a hint of abstraction. My works are focused on thefemale form, inspired by the living woman and the rigid sculpture.As a simple concept, self-care is often overlooked. I aim to address this lack, by creating pieces that reflect my interpretation ofbeauty. I find that beauty is not only the movement of the body, but also, the stillness of the mind. By bringing sculpture into thesubject matter, I create a juxtaposition of movement and stillness, stop and go, life and death. In this way, my paintings intend tonurture the viewer — they bear the pause from which we cultivate the strength to continue moving.
A: I love working with oil paints for their texture. I love the way the paint feels when I’m mixing my palette, or when I’m brushing it onto a canvas.
Q: WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
A: Growing up in a European-immigrant family, I gained a decent foundation for Italian and French. I have also started with German, and hope to continue nurturing each of these languages. One of the joys I experience when traveling is picking up bits of languages and bringing them home with me.
Q: WHAT DOES BEING AN ARTIST MEAN TO YOU?
A: Being an artist is an opportunity to create resolution through recognition. Whether it be by taking something inside myself and formulating it into something more visually comprehendible, or by creating an experience for someone else to feel resonance with — through something that’s maybe inside them that they didn’t quite recognize before.