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Amazzonia dentro e fuori

By paolafalconi   /     May 29, 2016  /     My art
Amazzonia dentro e fuori.  2016 Mixed media. 100 cm x 100 cm

Amazzonia dentro e fuori.
2016 Mixed media. 100 cm x 100 cm

Amazonia in and out

Nature is my shelter, the place where I can become invisible and hide, think, ponder. When I work, my shelter is the painting or the sculpture I’m creating.

The black and white plants in the bottom left side of the painting suggest the inner darkness, intricate feelings, contradictions and difficulties. On the contrary, the little girls riding the red crocodile are small and fragile, but full of of courage.

They leave the deep forest and go towards a place full of colors, animals and adventure. They are guarded by the red crocodile that represent the power of imagination that help us finding strength, help us dream and live.

 

Amazzonia dentro e fuori

La natura è il mio rifugio, il posto dove diventare invisibile e potermi nascondere, pensare, riflettere. Quando lavoro il rifugio è il quadro, o la scultura che sto facendo.

Nella parte sinistra del quadro, in basso, le piante in bianco e nero indicano l’oscurità interiore, i sentimenti intricati, le contraddizioni, le difficoltà. Le bambine che cavalcano il coccodrillo rosso invece, sono piccole e fragili, ma piene di coraggio.

Escono dal fitto bosco e vanno verso un luogo di colori, animali e avventura, protette dal coccodrillo rosso che rappresenta la potenza dell’immaginazione che ci aiuta a  trovare forza, a sognare e a vivere.

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Il pensiero adolescente

By paolafalconi   /     Feb 21, 2016  /     My art

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.

Pensiero adolescente. 2016 Oil on canvas. 70 cm x 70 cm

Pensiero adolescente. 2016 Oil on canvas. 70 cm x 70 cm

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Do you respect me?

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 18, 2015  /     My art

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.

Ma tu mi rispetti?

Do you respect me? – Ma tu mi rispetti?

 

Never Stop Yourself
“Always keep in mind that your skin will wrinkle and that your hair will go white and that your days will become years… But the most important thing never changes–your strength of will and your convictions don’t have an age limit. Your spirit is like a feather duster to wipe away the cobwebs.
After every arrival there is a leaving. After every accomplishment there is another challenge. While you are alive, feel and know that you are alive.
When you are feeling sorry for yourself about what you used to be able to do, do something new. Don’t live surrounded by the yellowed photos of yesterday. Continue forward, even though you feel abandoned by others. Don’t let rust take away the steel that is in you.
Behave in a way that others respect you, not pity you.
When, due to your years, you cannot run–trot. When you can no longer trot–walk. When you can no longer walk–grab a cane and keep on going.
Never stop yourself.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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