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IN // Inspired by Nature

By paolafalconi   /     Jul 09, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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Nature is orderly chaos at the service of beauty

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 of all the young artists: frequenting galleries and cultural associations, participating in collective exhibitions and art competitions. But, while I was starting my career I was living: I got married and with my husband I raised a family of four kids.

As many working mums I chose to sacrifice my career in order to give quality time to my family but I never abandoned my artistic activity. I just slowed it down, I didn’t exhibit anymore but I never regretted it at all.

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Besides that, since a few years, with my kids being more independent I gradually increased the amount of time spent working and, thanks to this blog, I started talking about me and my art. For me writing is close to a psychological introspection. It has helped and stimulated me to work always more, up to the point of dedicating myself completely to art again – first by painting, then by exhibiting and finally by sculpting.

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Silenzio

By paolafalconi   /     May 17, 2017  /     My art

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“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, let everything flow. It’s a reaction to the excessive stimuli of this historical moment, and it is also a recall to stop ourselves without feeling guilty if we do so.

 

“Silenzio” è l’ultima scultura che ho fatto. E’ scolpita nel tufo e nasce dalla ricerca di questo periodo.

Vuole  evocare con le sue morbide forme sentimenti di calma, momenti in cui tutto è ascolto. 

Mi piace guardarla e in assenza di qualunque azione, lasciare scorrere ogni cosa. E’ una reazione all’eccesso di stimoli di questo momento storico, e anche  un richiamo alla necessità di fermarsi senza sentirsi in colpa se lo si fa.

Silenzio

Silenzio
Tufo 34 x 18 x 17 cm
2017

 

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Peaceful fishes

By paolafalconi   /     Feb 19, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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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 pesci quando li guardo nuotare nell’acqua.

Mi incantano coi loro movimenti armoniosi e mi piace il silenzio che li avvolge. 

Peaceful Pond

Peaceful Fishes 2017  – Oil on canvas 100×100 cm

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Finding Joy in Every Day Things

By paolafalconi   /     Jan 15, 2017  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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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 tree and the sleeping grass are outside my studio

Inside my studio there are colors on the table and ideas that come to life on a piece of paper, with a clear sensation that I’m leaving a special but affordable moment: finding joy in the ordinary.

My studio in winter time

My studio in winter time

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Spes – Hope

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 11, 2016  /     Inspiring moments, My art

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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.

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In this period, I’m putting in order my artistic production and, looking back at my sculptures I thought I could talk about “Spes – Hope”.

The virtue of HOPE is important to me. It’s like a little insistent light that gives me the power to resist and keep going on when, looking around me, I would like to surrender to sadness and discouragement. But it’s not the case to surrender!

The wing that comes out from the oval figure, that represents life, is in fact “hope and novelty”.

Spes

Spes – 1994 50cm x 26cm x 72cm

In 1994 I was animated by such feelings when I thought and then realized this sculpture, but I think that they are still there and inside me.

The sculpture was presented at call for artists organized by the Nivola Museum. My great friend and mate at the Academy of Art Monica Lugas won that call with a wonderful sculpture called “Andalas – Pathways”.

Have a nice week :)

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