Category paper art

The Blackbird has landed

I am very proud to present a fresh-off-the-spoon hand-printed edition of my new children’s book: “Un merlo a Milano” (A blackbird in Milano). The project started years ago, when Serena Piazza, a Milano-based Italian writer, asked me to illustrate one of her short stories. We did not have deadlines or pressures, and this was probably […]

Gates to a New World: my papercuts grow tall

TRANSLATION is a group exhibition of works by artists who have either moved away from their countries to live and work in a different culture and language, or who translate between different types of language: scientific, musical, linguistic and visual. It offers a dialogue between languages, in a multifaceted exhibition of artists’ books, sculptures, prints and […]

Ensemble: a pop up orchestra

Few months ago I was invited to be part of the annual Book Arts exhibition organized by Laramie County Library The theme for this exhibit, Ensemble: Inspiration and the Artist Book, complements the Library’s 2018 music-inspired summer reading program, Libraries ROCK! In the invitation sent to artists, the curators encouraged to think collaboratively and to involve […]

Olga di Carta – Jum Fatto di Buio

I have just received my copies of Olga di Carta#2 – Jum Fatto di Buio, published in Italy by Salani and written by Elisabetta Gnone, and full of my papercut illustrations. “Olga is a little girl as thin as a leaf, she takes short breaths and her existence makes very little sound apart from a […]

The week I called Stanhope home: children workshops in a rural community

Last month I was invited to take part in a micro artist residency in Stanhope, a village not far from Durham, in the North of England. I was invited by Highlights, a scheme that involves around 80 villages in rural areas across Cumbria and County Durham & Northumberland bringing National and International shows, concerts, craft […]

Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische

I am on my way back to UK after a long summer of travelling, exploring Scandinavian nature and learning German in Berlin. While investing what is left of my little grey cells in the excruciating task of memorizing German perfect tenses, I decided to use my time to experiment with Riso printing and acrylic laser cutting. My starting point was […]

My paper jungle visits Japan!

Yay! I have just found out that my submission has been accepted in the International Papercut Triennale in Minobu, Japan. I have recently been interested in representing natural ecosystems with paper. As it happens in nature, the most important element in a papercut is solidity and balance: everything needs to be linked together in a […]

Pulp Sections

Some days ago I have been lucky and quick enough to get a ticket to Morbid Anatomy Salon, an event organized by Wellcome Collection and Morbid Anatomy, a blog and museum in New York devoted to the exploration of art and medicine, death and culture.   Open Platform I was particularly intrigued by the anatomical Venus: an […]

Of Paper and Smoke: behind the scenes of a large scale papercut

When I arrived in Taiwan for my two months residency, I did not really know what to expect; I was actually quite nervous about my new project, and the limited amount of time I had to complete it. Inspiration First of all I had to come up with an idea. In the proposal I had […]

Guides to Elsewhere: transcendent travels

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 – […]