What do you specialise in?
I was trained as a goldsmith chiseller, so my specialisations are embossing and chiselling in the most classic sense. But to be a chiseller you must master a number of skills, from drawing and design to sculpture, and possess a profound historical and philosophical knowledge of the arts.
What inspires your creations?
Nature is my main source of inspiration. It fascinates me, even philosophically, to represent it. This is how even my most contemporary creations, like the Ventagli, are inspired by the beams of light that pierce the clouds.
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How important are tradition and innovation to you?
As history teaches us, every artist needs everything that modernity can offer, in both technology and philosophy. Only then can new visions be conceived. It is not the use of a 3D printer that produces innovative work, but what it represents. Only art expressed in every field of human knowledge is innovation.
How would you define your work?
Very often people say it must be patient work, because surely it takes a long time and many hammer blows to do. But nobody thinks that a pianist is patient because he presses the keys of a piano for hours. In my craft, every gesture is dynamic and there is no trace of patience, only creative fury!