- With toes my legs are buried
In the ground like roots.
From the soil I uproot myself.
I’ve always felt the strong need to express myself, to connect with people and the world around me. During childhood, playing with toys, I developed the ability of using legs. Later, first unconsciously, I tried to find the meaning in my physical situation. Eventually I discovered painting.
Color is the most important guide in my artistic life. I let the colors live on my paintings and lead me to the next level. For me color itself is the ideal I try to reach and communicate with the help of my left foot holding a paintbrush. That process is a constant conversation, starting from the first brushstroke through the reaction that colors induce, leading me to the realization of the painting. Working with children is also very important to me.
Children are very interested in my way of painting, they watch carefully when I prepare my palette and suddenly they stop noticing my wheelchair and start to enjoy art. They want to paint using their feet and they are curious about the result. It is very important for me to tear down prejudices in those little people and help them to develop tolerance and creativity in everything they want to do in the future.