90 x 90 cm.
Acrylic and oil on light canvas frame.
"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 me.
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 feels this often, as if I have a never-ending stampede of creativity escaping 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.