I took my first breath in Giubiasco, Switzerland in 1953. When I “grew up”, I took up a technical profession that led me to travel the world, later changing to one that was more administrative and sedentary. I was always attracted to manual work, but never with an artistic connection.
In 2004, I met Paola, my partner, who is a picture framer, and thanks to her I started to look at art and see it up close, seeking to interpret it.
Her friends took me to meet painters, photographers, sculptors, and the art foundry.
Luca’s small foundry struck me, imparting something ancestral. Except for a few modern devices, it could have been straight out of the middle ages. Here, the artist transfers his idea on paper, moulds it in wax, giving it shape and volume, and then creates it in bronze, making it eternal.
With retirement in sight, at the age of 59 I began taking courses in art and metal casting, and at the same time attending a foundry workshop.
I set up and equipped my little workshop, in which I made my first bronze and brass castings.
I would call myself more of an enthusiast than an artist; it is a bit like discovering the pleasure of climbing at a late age. It was a great personal challenge, and I had lots of fun doing it.