Funny Robots, mosaics and recycled art: Pinocchio and friends

Robottino medievale, 40x40x2 (cm)

Robottino medievale, 40x40x2 (cm)

We usually find the word “mosaic” matched with tradition. And unfortunately, mosaic is often stifled inside the label of decorative art. I wanted to rebel against this definition and have fun with my technical experience, therefor I decided to turn myself into a devout follower of Carlo Collodi, the inventor of Pinocchio. In the famous Italian fable, an old carpenter decides to fulfill his dream of having a child by carving a wooden stump into a boy. As a stonecutter and student of the ancient mosaic technique for over 16 years, the fusion between the historical tools of the job and my love for comics, movies and literature provides a modern twist. Different expressive techniques that have the same goal: telling stories and expressing emotions.

Amelia e Rocky, h.40cm

My first mosaic-robot was Goldrake, a favorite cartoon when I was a young girl. My first “recycled robot” was born in 2013 from an old chair. By cutting wooden shapes with recessed areas, I created a playful interaction between mosaic details and the chair.

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