Our Mortal Remains: how deep are our roots?



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Our Mortal Remains: how deep are our roots?

Last Sunday we talked about the deep link between earth, recycling and art. An interesting junction to understand how deep our roots go, to understand how a life immersed in nature can forge a person's life. Of a woman in this case.

Lucia De Carlis, as we began to read in the first article of the series, is an Italian artist who draws the power of her art from her very deep bond with nature. We saw in the last piece how for a part of her art - sculpture - it is important to highlight the essence of recycling: to give new life to waste materials, materials that, if abandoned to their destiny, can be a source of pollution, such as copper and plastic.

Lucia said uses: "the sculpture sector allows you to face what the artist thinks. The charm of this sector is precisely this: when I exhibited some sculptural works in Italy, such as hands made in plaster or the Bartoccio mask (made in recycled copper), the important thing was to have clear the concept in mind.

The work that I exhibited in Venice, which we talked about last week, is majestic from my point of view, because it is the first one I make in this dimension. To do it I had to approach the basic techniques of goldsmithing: casting, forging, embossing and welding.

This is why the three sectors that I pursue (painting, sculpture, goldsmithing - ed.) go hand in hand with each other, compensate and I only changed the assembly materials. If I use gold and silver in the goldsmith's shop, for the sculpture, like this one in Venice, I used 88 percent recycled copper and 12 percent silver in the welding of materials.

I realize this looks like a man's job, but I assure you it is not! This is also the charm, when you succeed! In general, what I think is important is the use of materials found in nature." Lucia once again emphasized how important it is to try to understand what nature puts in front of us: "I love to deepen what nature offers us, I go in search of the basic elements.

Nature reserves so many nuances that it is enough to follow its foundations. And this also translates into my work as an artist."