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Some of my paintings_oil and batik


Amizade (Friendship), Oil on canvas 60,5x69,5
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Armonia  (Harmony)_Oil on canvas, 38,5x54
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This painting was created by magic! following my arm, the pencil was an extension of it. I enjoyed every single step of this painting. I love the expression of the eyes, especially the woman’s ones. And the position of the bodies, a deep together love committment. The yellow is light, joy and harmony!
Bruxa, oil on canvas, 30x40
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Dolcezza per un figlio  (Sweetness for a new born baby) _ Oil on canvas, 60x120
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I was working in Moçambique, running a water and sanitation project, I was mostly living in rural villages, dealing with women and children, and was in charge both of a feasibility study and of the empowerment and awareness campaign components. Many sugar cans around, the first time for me to see them, and many young women going to become mothers..the link was natural: sucking the sweet sugar from the can gives the same nectar to the new born baby. At the same time, I wanted to point out the hard work these women do in the fields.
Dolce tepore di un sonno condiviso, oil on cotton, 69x46,5
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GEA, oil on canvas, 70x55 
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L’attesa (The waiting), oil and volcanic sand on canvas , 54,5x 75,5
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Madre (Mother), oil on canvas, 60x80 
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Malizia, oil on canvas, 86,5x116 
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Maternità Africana (African motherhood)_ Oil on canvas, 50x60 
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 One of the paintings I love more! I made it while I was living in Moçambique, it came very spontaneously. Africa is like a big mother, gives birth, embraces.
Failure of this natural progression – becoming mother - brings so much anguish, shame and despair to the family but much more to the woman affected. Africa is frequently represented as the figure of a woman, mothers and motherhood remain a powerful symbolic force, women as both victims and agents of change.  Africa's future is as an engine of global economic growth which will be directly linked to the status of women on the continent. Africa will rise when women take roles as educated and equal partners in society. Africa’s future is female.

Nella bottega dei vasi, oil on canvas, 50x60
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Pausa bevendo lanho (Coconut water break), oil and sand on canvas, 83x63 
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Quadretto familiare (Family portrait), oil and batik, 50x70 
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Sensualità (Sensuality), oil and batik, 62,5x69,5
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Soffio di donna, oil and sand on canvas, 60x80
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Sognando (Dreaming), oil on paper, 50x30
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Stupore infantile (Childish woder), oil and sand on canvas, 20x30
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Una pittura da Zonca (A painting from Zonca), oil on canvas, 30x40
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Wicca _Oil and silver leaf on canvas,40x50
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 I was living on a sailing boat at that time, and felt a very strong connection with nature. Wiccan believe that the spirit of the One, Goddess and God exist in all things, in the trees, rain, flowers, the sea, in each other and all of natures creatures.   This means that we must treat "all things" of the Earth as aspects of the divine, and respect them.

Venditrici di spezie (Spices sellers), oil and sand on canvas, 104x124
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Xi-coração (Crossing hearts), oil and sand on canvas, 60,5x69,5
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Un abbraccio (A hug), oil and sand on canvas, 50x60
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Ricordo del Bangladesh (Memory of Bangladesh)_ Oil on canvas, 91x125
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I was working in Bangladesh at that time, for a microcredit program aimed to the empowerment of  rural women in Jessore. I still have fond memories of this overwhelming and yet charming Country. Its creative endeavors inspired me to paint these women and their lively dresses during the everyday life in the market. When I finished the painting, there were only three figures, then – all of a sudden – the fourth one appeared: the woman wearing fresh flowers in her hair. She had just to emerge from the canvas, and I made her alive. I used a volcanic sand, mixing it with oil colours.
Please, take some time to know more about this Country (extreme poverty , extraordinary birth rate , devastating effects of floods and cyclones, the 1971 mass killings - one of the most concentrated act of genocide in the XXth century, environmental consequences of shrimps industries/prawn culture, and so on).


Un pomeriggio a Quelimane (An afternoon in Quelimane)_Oil, 30x40
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In 2003 I have been invited to go to Moçambique again (my third time) in order to consider a job proposal. That’s a draw I made during an afternoon in the city of Quelimane, town and seaport on the Indian Ocean, where I had previously spent several months, during my former stay in the Zambezia region. Agriculture is by far the largest industry, nine-tenths of the population is rural. Although only 5 percent of the land is arable, 80 percent of the people work in agriculture. The farming techniques are primitive, involving few tools and work animals. Women in rural areas generally keep their traditional garb of long strips of fabric with brightly colored African patterns, that are wrapped around the body, under the arms, and over one shoulder. They also have retained the traditional head scarf or turban. Young children rarely are separated from their mothers. It is customary for women to tie their babies to their backs with a strip of cloth and take them along when they work in the fields.
State of mind_Oil and gold leaf on canvas, 30x50
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In 2004, I took a break from my humanitarian committment in the developing countries. In fact I wanted to reflect on the real effectiveness of foreign aid, as I had the impression that everything was keeping  going back to the same failed ideas that prevent most aid money from actually reaching the world’s poor.  I believe there must be another  way to reduce the suffering, and giving back dignity to the disadvantaged people. With this state of mind, I started a new life in Sicily, preparing myself for a new committment, on a more bottom-up level, to be again implemented in the developing countries. The Humanitarian Foundation I am delivering my heart and my time to is named More Than A Drop. Please, visit us on www.morethanadrop.org and support us!
This painting, made using for the first time some gold leaves, remarks the beautiful chaos inside, the one that makes you aware of what your heart really beats for.


Unconditional love_Oil on canvas


This painting has been conceived and created for my friend Lydia and her newborn baby Wanja. I thought of mother and child at one with the nature, expressing their tenderness through the white flowers. The deep blue of the sea and the green and ochra of the wood surround  this hug and cherish this  profound link. No boundaries, no profiles in the figures to express a no limit horizon of unconditional love.