My work is purely a collection of the knowledge of the unconscious self that I’ve learnt during my psychotherapy path.
I’ve been navigating into spaces of my mind where I found old and forgotten memories, re-elaborating traumas and other repressed thoughts.
Giving a shape and a material representation of these “inner monsters” represents for me a catharsis and also an account of the knowledge of myself.
During my anxiety attacks I felt small, unwanted, useless, ungrateful; but I actually realised that nobody made me feel like that but the different parts of myself.
The tension between rationality and irrationality is a constant in my work.
I depict abstract subjects that conjure up abstract compositions of seemingly irrational thoughts, realised however with an attitude of someone who has been able to find a solution and manage the situation with rationality. There is always light at the end of the tunnel, even if the tunnel can be very long and can make you feel trapped, breathless, like being underwater.
Water is in fact a very important symbol in my work. The project is based on an imaginative underwater vision.
A mixed feeling of panic and inadequacy assails you and the small amount of light around you seems darker than what it actually is. And yet, darkness and water are our genesis. We spend nine months immersed in a warm, enveloping shell that lets in very little light. Why does this frighten us now?