edition of 15, printed on Giclée Hahnemüle Photo Rag.
20 x 30 print, with a 0.5 cm white border.
Il Bicchiere delle Zie (Auties’ Wine Glass) is part of a long term project started years ago, La Mal Celebrata Meraviglia delle Piccole Cose, which can be translated in English as ' The Hardly Honoured Beauty of Simple Things'.
In an exercise on still life, I explore the objects that surround me and investigate how they are connected to their owners and how they shape one's existence. Proximity to the subject gives me the chance to decontextualise it from its usual location and function, giving it its own space and value through light and composition.
The wine glass portrayed here is part of a collection passed through generations in the family of someone very close to me. As a child, I'd know that if the Aunties' Glasses were out, it was a solemn occasion and we were all together to celebrate.
I chose, therefore, to put the wine glass at the very centre, lit by a late afternoon sunlight, including the silver cutlery as a hint to the rest of the dinner table.