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.
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.