The Artist is Giusy Mintendi and I will talk about both her artistic evolution and the technical process that takes place in the creation of her works.
Later I will talk about the event what gave rise to the search for new techniques and how it all happened thanks to the randomness of an event.
With this cycle of works, the Artist has begun his experimentation process which has developed over various phases, and which will last, as we will see, several years, regarding the use of lavic ashes and lavicmstone.
The Artist uses various supports ranging from wood to canvas and in the case of the work in question the support is wood.
During her research work, the Artist also had to face various technical problems. An example was the glues used at the first time to mix coloursnand ashes.
The work is part of the series of Butterflies which, however, has remained a much-loved subject by the artist who frequently recurs in her collections, in a more or less stylized way.
In the work in question, the Artist used various colours, which have different drying times and thus allowed her to be able to better manage the work in consideration of the use of lava ash.
Speaking of the technique used, this work can be considered the transition point between old and new productions.
In this case, the butterfly is designed following a more conventional technique, with signs drawn before the colour is applied. In the collections that follow the design that can be read between the plots,
it is often born almost instinctively.
By Emma Chiaramonte