My work involves grasping and realising an idea, bringing a play of thoughts to life, then watching how this originates and evolves in my hands. I like the process of analysis, of losing myself in the details and finally seeing a clear, compelling, form emerge from the construction of thoughts. But already from the first stroke of the pen the idea begins to live its own life, changing and unleashing its own character traits. I look in amazement and draw, carried along by our reciprocal oscillation.
I follow my emotions when designing my light objects. I seek or produce the material until it matches my inner image. The initial results are often raw, gawky structures that will almost furiously defend their shape against a play of light that colours their surfaces. Experimenting with fabrics together with the effects of light is especially important to me as a costume designer. I love the theatre of opposites: elemental, extreme, elegant, humorous, simple and showy…
In South Tyrol I discovered the roots of making textiles: spinning, plant dyeing, hand weaving, and thus the importance of precious natural materials for my skin, indeed for my life. Weaving allowed me to discover slowness. I learned to not simply abandon the idea to impatience and to not just remain stuck in the sketch. While giving time I can see and feel the qualities of calm, rhythm, continuity, release, relaxation in my workpiece. I feel complete.