During my residency at La Macina di San Cresci I created a series of prints titled “Minimalismo Etrusco” to further my goal of simplification. To simplify my life, my art, my surroundings, my relationships; using less words, objects, lines is one of my goals in life. With this slow process, I would like to efface layers of clutter that discourage the peace and repose I long for now more than ever. I can think and feel better when I am removed from the unnecessary complexity of life.
For this series of prints, I was inspired by Etruscan artifacts. Although Etruscan artisans created quite refined works, the figures they drew on vases especially, are elegant in their simplicity. Sharing the same Tuscan skies during that period, although about 3000 years later, I wanted to create something that would help me understand their ways of thinking. So I simply simplified their forms until no more simplification was possible and to make it even more fun, I added the most pleasant colors to my mind’ eye.
Courtesy of British Museum