erehwon work 10

Erewhon is a 19th Century novel by Samuel Butler; it name is also the name of a fictional country where the novel takes place. The title is meant to be read as “nowhere” backwards even though the letters “h” and “w” are inverted. The book is a satire of Victorian society and describes the peculiarities […]

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They were obliged to creep along, from rock to rock, for the space of a league, till at length a spacious plain presented itself to their sight. This place was bounded by a chain of inaccessible mountains. The country appeared cultivated equally for pleasure and to produce the necessaries of life. The useful and agreeable […]

atlantis work 9

… But at a later time there occurred portentous earthquakes and floods, and one grievous day and night befell them, when the whole body of your warriors was swallowed up by the earth, and the island of Atlantis in like manner was swallowed up by the sea and vanished; wherefore also the ocean at that […]

linda toigo guides atlantis 1

My brother travels a lot; he has been all around the world and he has a talent in changing flats, countries and time zones without losing his thirst for adventures. He also reads continuously; he devours books – he actually used to chew paper when he was a child and this must have somehow altered his DNA – […]

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In March 2014 I was offered the opportunity to exhibit my work in the window display of Bookartbookshop, an independent artists’ book shop in Shoreditch, East London. I created Furry Tales, a two-metres-long paper light box with nine different cut out scenes from fairy tales and children stories. When the shutter was down at night, […]

Furry Tales, work in progress

Thanks to a music cassette from the early ’80s, I can still recall the first memories of the fairy tales my parents used to tell me on my bedtime: during one of those magical evenings, my dad decided in fact to record his voice performing a gruesome Little Red Riding Hood and my mum’s version […]

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  I have already mentioned how fond I was of the space that hosted my exhibition last March. The closing night could only confirm my feeling about it.  While the building was filled with a selection of rock’n’roll and psychedelic music chosen for my guests by the Vicar himself,  the welcome table became a tiny workshop, where visitors could create their own […]

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