Tutto quello che to ho nascosto
Oil and acrylic on canvas
90 x 90 cm
"Tutto quello che ti ho nascosto" is a painting so dear, dear to my heart.
Its title in Italian translates into "All that I have hidden from you" in English. It is a painting dedicated to myself.
Some paintings are laborious and require coaxing into the world, and others are ready, banging down the door to take shape and become alive. This piece was one of those, a natural, spontaneous, joyful flow of creativity and light and energy. As I was making it I felt such total gratitude and freedom, and I thought of all that I had hidden from myself, unknowingly, in the years when my creative practice was pushed to the background of my life. I feel this often, as if I have a never-ending stampede of creativity escaping from me after years of tamping it down, to make room for everyone and everything else.
This painting is all that. It is like a sapphire on the wall. It is a clear, clear bell.
At the time of this writing, "Tutto quello che to ho nascosto" is available for collection in my Italy studio.