However sometimes, life comes in the way and pushes you wherever it wants. Chiara became a wife and mother and things changed. Even her vision of art changed and she started bringing it to her daily life and making it more down to earth, reachable, without losing her constant search for infinite, invisible, continuity, of what can be seen in the transparencies. And from here she started working on lamps, that she describes as “the right compromise between art and familiarity, light and warmth”. “The painted lamps were born from a tension between rationality and irrationality, from practicality and sensitivity, from the concrete world and what is subtly detectable. Lines are synthesis and artistic representation of a fascinating but hard – if not impossible – concept: infinite. Every single line becomes infinite itself, without a beginning or an end, and between every line remains something not visible, but essential”.
She is a woman who managed to keep art alive inside of herself, even when it seemed it didn’t belong to her life anymore, even when her duties as wife and mother kept her from her real habitat, the laboratory. She still managed to find a way to connect with her inner self through art and I can see this temporary escape in her eyes while she works.