What’s the source of inspiration for your designs?
There are many. Renaissance art, the Tuscan landscape, 20th century artistic trends like Cubism and Art Deco. I admire Sonia Delaunay for her paintings and textile works. When I work on commission, I like to see the place where the artwork will be hung, to choose the right colours and design.
Are your creations intended to be touched?
My unframed works are multifunctional, they can be looked at as well as touched – of course with care and clean hands. I use wool, silk and special yarns: the tactile feel of them is part of the experience. And moving the yarn, colours change and you may also discover hidden details.
Are colours an important feature of your artwork?
Definitely. It’s scientifically proven that colours influence people’s moods and feelings. And if a room is quite dark, a colourful art piece is enough to brighten it. That’s why I’d rather use positive hues that I match playing with contrasts.
Has living in Italy influenced your creative journey?
My passion for yarn dates back to my childhood, when I took up knitting and crochet. But it was a study trip to Rome when I was 17 that changed my life, triggering my interest for art. I fell so much in love with Italy, that I decided to study Italian language and literature and then move there.