It reminded me of another incredible park we had visited 10 years earlier, Parco Dei Mostri in Bomarzo, Italy – built in the 16th century and, as it turns out, one of the inspirations for this garden.
This internal conflict causes her to suffer a nervous breakdown and, as a form of therapy, she is urged to pursue her painting.
It left an indelible impression on me, what with his incredibly effective combination of boldly intense subject matter and dramatic or ‘Tarot Garden’ by French sculptor, painter, and film maker, Niki de Saint Phalle.
The garden – fantastic, in every sense of the word – was an explosion of mosaic-filled light and wonder.
This hypothesis, by art teacher Roberta Lapucci who teaches at the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy, was made in collaboration with research by British artist David Hockney, who wrote in his 2001 book “Secret Knowledge” that many old masters used optical instruments to compose their paintings.
In the spring of 1985, while a sophomore in college, I saw the Caravaggio show at the Met in NYC.
One of my absolute favorite projects that I’ve been working on for the upcoming show is called “The Candle” – an encaustic piece over a photograph, inspired by a meal I had in London last November on my ‘speed dating Europe’ trip.