Macchina tessile biellese
"My brief period (due to work) lived in Biella made me discover a wonderful world, which is the textile industry. Biella has been the center of the Italian textile industry for years. Today, only a few important brands remain, but the history and the traces of a glorious past remain, which have inspired many of my works. The city has a charming decadent atmosphere, and the abandoned industries are like empty cathedrals along a path known as the 'Strada della Lana' (Wool Road). In a museum called 'ex fabbrica' (former factory) in Pray, I found these old machines used for textile processing, operated in the past solely by the power of a river's water. It was an experience that fascinated me like a child in a new playroom and gave me incredible memories and inspirations to create new works: paintings within paintings..."
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