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IN // Inspired by Nature

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

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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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Speaking with colours

By paolafalconi   /     Oct 07, 2016  /     My art

A while ago I saw a definite fluo-orange image in a book. Some days later I went to the art shop where I usually buy my art materials and “that specific colour” was not available. I’ve been making several tries mixing colours to reach that fluo-orange and now I finally got it! To me it represents to me the energy that I need to keep going on.

Goldfish#1

Goldfish#1
2016 Mixed media 40cm x 40cm

The black, on the other hand, is a “colour-not-colour”, spiritual, the sum of all the colours and all the emotions.

The white, instead, speaks the language of the light, the language of purity, and, again, the language of the Spirit.

During this period in which I see a lot of pain and misery around me, the fish is the symbol of freedom, he moves, dances slowly in the water (life), moving gently his long and tender fins.

I like the lotus flower not only because it’s aesthetically wonderful but also because I associate it to this zen phrase I found in the Internet: “Like a lotus flower we too have the ability to rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world”.

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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

Amazon 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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