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Willow Rabbit

The Willow pattern is a distinctive and elaborate chinoiserie pattern used on ceramic kitchen/housewares. It became popular at the end of the 18th century in England when, in its standard form, it was developed by English ceramic artists combining and adapting motifs inspired by fashionable hand-painted blue-and-white wares imported from China.

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Knitted Gun

The gun is knitted with colorful and childish patterns, so it feels innocent, like a child’s toy, and safe because knitting is a familiar and homy/cosy technique mostly related to women. On the other hand, the gun is realised in its original scale, so it is a real object in shape and design, referring to danger,…

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SeeSaw

A Prelate and a Carabiniere are swinging half naked on a seesaw on a small hill topped with skulls. A prelate is a high-ranking member of the clergy. The word derives from the Latin prælatus, which means “carry before”, “be set above or over” or “prefer”; hence, a prelate is one set over others. The…

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Priests & Soldiers

Ten Priests and eleven soldiers balancing on a human pyramid. The theme of this black and ink drawing plays with the idea of the physical balance of the human pyramid as a reflection of the political hierarchy.

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The Apârtment #10

  It was a pleasure to curate the 10th Apârtment now reaching its fifth year and I’m very looking forward to celebrating the 5th birthday event in November 2018. The concept draws on the unusual homely layout of the studios, making it an open and welcoming space for resident and invited artists to co-create and…

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Traces

Traces is a community of curators and makers with a reputation for staging some of London’s most imaginative art and design installations in old and sometimes derelict buildings around the city. With a process rooted in archival research, which aims to breathe new life into a building that endures after the installation has ended, Traces…

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Family Portrait

It was a great pleasure to take the art direction and costume design Of Family Portrait a new work directed by Leila McMillan and created in collaboration with 7 dancers, a musician/composer and a team of designers. Developed using Flying Low and Passing Through techniques, this work takes you through a constellation of portraits, exploring our…