Sensations, memories, images, impressions evoked by art or by nature: whenever something strikes me the idea of a new creation is born.
It’s like a game. And when I really get into it I can finally see a grape for what it is and capture its natural beauty. I can savour it and smell it. And I can picture it as a grape necklace. Then I can expand on it, turn it into a work of art, and polish the ornament’s design.
That’s how I sow the seeds – and then they grow. I draw and work on paper. I think about the colours, the matches, the materials. One thing follows another, as Munari used to teach. I compare the first drafts, I streamline my idea and the final shape becomes clearer and clearer.
Like a sculpture. A wearing sculpture.