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Visions Of A Dream

What is the source of your desire to use crystals? Why did you decide to combine the beauty of crystals in your paintings and what does the light coming through the crystal mean to you? When I philosophize about perfection, the image of a crystal is the first one that comes to my mind. Looking at them, I truly understand the supremacy of Nature: no two alike and they are all astonishing! In my opinion, there’s nothing more pure than a crystal which is simply water that acquires the most spectacular of shapes. I’ve already told you about Wilson A. Bentley and his breathtaking pictures of snow crystals (sincerely that kind of show was enough to make me fall in love with crystals), but since I like to exaggerate, I’m going to reveal something about Masaru Emoto. He is known for his theory of the memory of water, according to which there would be a relationship between human behavior and water conditions considered at the conventional temperature of -4° C. Emoto documented his thesis tooling pictures under the microscope in which crystals take form harmoniously symmetrical or, conversely, chaotic and disorderly, as a result of distinct “energy” to which they were exposed, be it in form of sound (voice and music), written words (label applied to a bottle) and even thoughts! Now you are free to believe or not in the arguments of Mr. Emoto: in any case, it wouldn’t be the point! The point is that, once again, there was someone who united the purity of water with excellence of crystals, through the positivity of human attitude! I said “once again” because in my scope, I aspired, and still do, to achieve the same. When I engineer a painting, I make sure that there may always be three elements: the story I want to communicate, the configuration that this story will take that must obviously be the best and finally Page 12 • Fine Art • Summer 2016

myself, considered the link between the two. The first one would be the water, because my primary purpose in Art is to narrate something true, crystalline and transparent, just like water. The second would be the crystals which are the best conceivable architecture we have reached the superlative. The third would be the righteous human actions whose honorable intentions and valuable sentiments the design I always carry into my works. By these words I think I made clear also what the concept of light coming to the crystals means to me. If I estimate water like an emblem for immaculacy, I value light like its knight. Because light has the power to fly anywhere in no time and when it comes through a crystal, the miracle just happens. On one side we see a single ray of light going in, on the other we see all the colors together going out. And rainbow still is my favorite color! You use some ancient spirals and forms in Vision Of A Dream and other works to state the fusion of light, color and myth in your compositions. In Visions Of A Dream the influence of the Mediterranean in color and symbol is displayed as floating, awaiting intercalation by the viewer as the light moves through the overlay of paint. What is your vision for this work? My vision for this series comes from far away to arrive very close: from India, China and Japan to catch up to Mediterranean Sea. Visions of a Dream aspires to be a compendium of my copious trips around the world, especially in the Far East, where I’m thankful for having been able to admire irresistible landscapes as well as precious fabrics. That scenery had to be framed, and I needed 23 paintings to pay respect to all the beauty I saw. Visions of a Dream seeks to be one more tribute of mine to the Orient, because remi-

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