"I like to believe we are all only instruments of a muse or a genius...anything created spontaneously, with a pure desire is the souvenir of that auspicious moment between the instrument and the creator. "
About the illustrations
The illustrations are souvenirs of my travels. I always enjoyed the bizarre in a situation, the peculiar that today is very hard to come by; like an ostrich on a bed or a hen covered in rubies. I allow my imagination to speak and I’m not afraid to create unlikely situations.
I can’t say I was ever interested in art itself, I never studied art. But I always needed beauty to surround me and everything that was beautiful became a form of art. Actually, literature was my first love. The way in which words could compose a painting in my imagination was extremely powerful. I began to write about a world I visioned, and later I found a way in which I could draw that same world, a world that once I could only express in my diary.
I like to believe we are all only instruments of a muse or a genius, (the Romans believed there was a divine nature within a person, a guardian angel from birth, inspiring us). Then you could almost say that anything created spontaneously, with a pure desire is the souvenir of that auspicious moment between the instrument and the creator.
Having only recently started drawing, I was very timid with showing anything to anyone; it was my husband who pushed me and said, “If you bring joy to just one person with simply a colour tone, then for a moment you were an instrument, which is what you wish to be.” And he convinced me.