A small, tiny human object compares with huge nature, strong and almost incomprehensible.
The paper boat is the return of humans to nature.
A Human naked from all the stuff which from hundreds and hundreds years he built himself around, above and inside him.
This is his humble return to Nature, looking for harmony, mingling and rebirth.
The paper boat let itself flow along; it goes looking for something, lands in places where animals are going to build their new harmony from the ruins of the human civilization.
The fishes go out from the water and find another way of life.
The paper boat comes there and softly mixes with the other creatures... Or it finds home through the branches of a tree, born on a "fish-island" that sails the sea. A home that has missed its own meaning, as a fixed object in a fixed place.
The tree believes to have roots; and it has it, but his roots are not stuck in the ground, but dragged through the water, from an island that is not still.
The paper boat lives another life, it seems to be so delicate, but its new life make it, at the same time, delicate and stronger as the other creatures, because it has no fear of the others, it feels no superior, and so it has not to protect itself, it can be free.
november is coming and the time for my little exhibition is close,
my paper boats are ready to sail the sea !
If you take a look in my internet site (www.illusimi.com) and click
on the paper boat you can find the paper and the instructions to make
a little boat as the ones above.. You could download the paper with the
little drawings and then you have only to put the printed paper
on the right way as you can see in the instructions!
Also these last watercolours that I painted will be exposed in Pistoia
(www.illusimi.com / www.arcanami.com for more information)
but they are not part of "metamorphosis".
I love trees and I like a lot drawing this kind of subject.
I like think about them as odd creatures from which could born every
sort of "fruits" or "leaves", that are really neither fruits nor leaves...
I'm testing a new kind of paper, while before I used
only cotton paper, and I'm very happy of the result!
In November my paintings and drawings about sea, will be exposed at Arcanàmi. In this beautiful atelier there's a wall with a tree made of a thick rope, and from this tree a lot of branches curl in any direction. This is the palce in which the artists follow one another every month.
You can find Arcanàmi in the old centre of Pistoia (Toscana), exactly in via Castel Cellesi, 2. For any other information: www.arcanami.com