Photographic prints on wax,felt support with gel and caramel.50×50 cm 2012
“All that we are is always brought along in the trips we take. We bring with us the home of our soul, like a turtle with it’s carapace. In reality, the journey around the world is a symbolic one. Anywhere he goes, the human being is in search of his soul.”
This phrase of Andrej Tarkovskij describes perfectly Daniela Mastrangelo’s journey. A journey which takes place on two levels: the physical one, moving from one place to another, and the spiritual one, the one of discovering the true nature of oneself. Traveling is like a waltz. The first round, there’s the risk of loosing the balance. But then you remain charmed. You realize there more and you don’t want to stop. And now the games are set. You are thirsty of knowing and discovering. But when the music ends, there’s left only melancholy. All that we are is always brought along in the trips we take. Anywhere he goes, the human being is in search of his soul. This is what she experienced in India. Searching for her soul in the riesso of the look in the eyes of those people, from the masks worn every day and the reality in all it’s faces. Fragments of lives who speak of the search of spirituality and purity. In an everyday life so different from he occidental one but tied to the riesso of our living. Her portraits, her material compositions are invitations to descend in our abysses, to our most intimate instincts. Loosing ourselves in the profundity of the soul.
Written by Alessio Brugnoli