The Recovery of Sewing

"My last operation was carried out by meditating on behaviors oriented on motifs of sewn plots, for a precise mental choice. The operation itself leads back to a closer relationship between artistic activity and external reality, through the recovery of work with the needle, now abandoned due to industrial expansion. I made use, therefore, of the warp weaves, also to try to arrive at an interpretation of the reasons for modern anxiety, thus bringing me back to an activity of yesterday to understand the tension of today."

"La Piazzetta" Gallery, Rome, 1976

"Centrosei" Gallery, Bari, 1976

Year: 1974-78

Dimensions: 62 x 78 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black cotton thread, red wool thread and silk embroidery thread

Description: The work is characterized by the cloth folded in the lower part by sewing silk thread. The base cloth was decorated with an abstract design sewn with black cotton thread and red wool thread.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 68 x 86 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black cotton thread and red wool thread

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, decorated with four threads (three red and one black) that intertwined form an abstract decoration.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 73 x 102 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black wool thread and red wool thread, cotton canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, folded twice and sewn with three threads of red and black wool.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 74 x 93 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black cotton thread and black wool thread, orange colored medieval canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, which has been folded to form one

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 65 x 86 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black wool thread and red wool thread, cotton canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, on which two strips of loose-weave cotton cloth with red wool thread have been sewn to form two triangles. The work is completed by 3 black threads that cross.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 59 x 91 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black wool thread and red wool thread, cotton canvas

Description: The work in this case is characterized by a medieval cloth, on which a strip of loose-weave cotton cloth with red wool thread has been sewn. The work is completed by 4 black cotton threads that meet on the right side of the canvas.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 70 x 87 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black wool thread and red wool thread, cotton canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, on which a strip of loose-weave cotton cloth with red wool thread has been sewn. The work is completed by 4 black cotton threads that meet at the bottom.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 69 x 83 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, black wool thread and red wool thread, cotton canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, on which a strip of wide-weave cotton cloth has been sewn, almost completely obliterated from view by a black wool thread. The work is completed by 26 black cotton threads and two red wool threads.

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 71 x 96 cm

Medium: Medieval canvas, red and black cotton thread, red canvas

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, on which a strip of red cloth sewn with red wool thread has been added. The work is completed by nine black threads, which intertwined form an abstract decoration.

Cucito 75x71 cm.jpeg

Year: 1976

Dimensions: 71 x 75 cm

Medium: Aluminum foil and tempera color

Description: The work is characterized by a medieval cloth, folded (kissed fold) once and sewn with a black wool thread.

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