Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alice paints a series of pieces in Civitacampomarano, Italy

Alice recently spent some time and painted a series of new pieces in the city of Civitacampomarano,  a comune in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 25 kilometres north of Campobasso.

Alice recently spent some time and painted a series of new pieces in the city of Civitacampomarano,  a comune in the Province of Campobasso in the Italian region Molise, located about 25 kilometres north of Campobasso.
This past weekend I made my way to my grandfather’s town to paint a series of works, many based on vintage photographs from the town. Down to only 400 inhabitants, I decided to paint my work primarily on old doors, speaking about what was once there and what has not been abandoned, as many homes are now empty.  For instance, we photographed Mario in front of a work inspired by him and his friends playing games together.  Today there are only a handful of children left in the town.  They attend school nearby, as Civita’s schools have long since closed.  One of the children from town, Robertina, helped as my assistant, using her hands to play “hide and go seek” just as the wall does. I also met Zio Nicola, my grandfather’s next door neighbor, who offered us strawberries and helped identify some of the people in the photographs. -- Alice
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