During my diverse walks around Lago Maggiore I was often fascinated by the many kinds of drift wood that were to be found there, especially after flooding.
The years of drifting had often softened their shape; sharp edges had been smoothed and their colour changed by exposure to the sun during long periods out of water. I would pick a piece up to have a closer look.
With some, I would see straight away that it was a bull’s head without a body, or a quacking duck with missing lower part.
With others, it would take a while before I saw their form but knew straight away that there would be a wonderful symbiosis with clay!
Two organic materials in close relationship – worked into a unique sculpture.