Euphorbia Blackbird#1 - Euphorbia Blackbird#2 - Black Widow - Black Dahlia - Black Tarantula
The Black Dahlia is a beautiul flower, being part of the Asteraceae family. Various parts of the Dahlia flower are highly poisonous. The Dahlia it dies only to be reborn every spring.
The Black Tarantula is a sensual creature, her eight slender and tapered legs can be between 8cm and 30cm, they move fast on your skin, and weaves thin and indestructible cobwebs on your face. In ancient times it was thought that one of its bites could cure, or kill.
The Black Widow is also known as a lethal eight-legged creature, but it is a victim of the death of the loved ones too, a lonely tearful lady which her own destiny will be to pour liquid sorrow on the tombstone of the deceased and slowly suffocate in her own lament. So called because it is considered dangerous and the cause of the groom's death who finally rests in peace. With a thin dark veil dropped over her face once her scene of the mourning is done will return to hunt its prey more seductive than ever.
The Euphorbia Blackbird is a charming plant which will explode in beautiful fireworks of a dark and instense color. Euphorbia plant is extremely toxic it is recommended that people who handle Euphorbia plants should wear eye protection.
In.each.of.the.above.elements.that.I analyzed.there.is.a.rooted.balance.and.bond.between.the.bad.and.good, power.and.fragility,terror.and.charm, death.and.life, dark.and.light.
In.this.my.series.I.tried.to.depict.the.sensuality.of.the 'black' intended.as.a.sensation, an.emotional.shade.and.not.as.a.color.
I also played on the possible observer perception: the same shot is re-proposed in five different ways and so 'one' has many aspects and essences, with the intent of researching, generating and eliciting different reactions.
I enjoyed including flowers and plants in the project referring to the power of blooming in the darkness: it reminds of the light which resides in the dark.
Gisella Trapani UNITED KINGDOM
I was born in Naples, Italy, I'm 29 and I always cultivated the passion for art.
I attended the Academy of Fine Arts, studying Photography and Cinema.
In the following years, Photography has been a powerful tool that made me know more about myself and discover what I carry inside, through the beauty of every-thing.
I moved to Scotland in 2015 where I am currently based. I travelled here and there around this incredible land and I would like to keep traveling to connect with different realities and cultures.
-Photography in my life-
I believe photography as art in general to be a wonderful way to communicate: I think of art as one of our senses that allows us to see more, to feel more.
I enjoy mixing words to the visual art, as my own thoughts and my visons become one. My art descriptions have in fact, an essential role in my works, as they are strictly connected to what the observer is looking at: words and images are complementary, and my thoughts are the prolongation of the photography, and vice versa, they go 'through and over' what the eye can see, they are not explaining the visible, they tell and reveal of the invisible instead.
Therefore I invite the spectator to have an experience that somehow awakens dormant inner worlds. I believe that this evolution came after my first exhibition in which I was asked what my abstract works meant and I couldn't answer, because, for me, my art was not material, but a feeling, a sensation, something that resembles the wind: you can't see it or catch it but it touches you. So my work had to be able to communicate itself, and more importantly, it had to communicate subjectively.
I then felt the need to express my emotions in a more complete way, but still with the hope that those who see them can live their own visions.
I also like to play with my photographs within the post production, and love experimenting different photography worlds and projects.
I am fascinated by the word 'experiment' as this comes from latin: Ex, 'to' and Perire, 'try', intended as to experience, 'to pass through', it reminds me that to create something we have to look into that 'something' very deeply and at the same time we are looking inside ourselves to become our own creations.
Photography and Painting Show at Frame Ars Artes for ArteGiovane Project
Collective Exhibition at Soho Gallery in New York City
with 'Abito Il Mio Nudo' - 'Wearing My Skin' Series with which I partecipated to Naked – International Photography Competition
Four Honorable Mentions in Monochrome Photography Awards
in Abstract Category
in Portrait Category with photographic shots from 'Everyone Wants To Talk' Series
in Architecture Category
Three Nominee in FAPA – Fine Art Photography Awards
in the following categories:
Abstract with 'I Would Like To Be A Tree' Series
Abstract with 'Abstract Water' Series
Conceptual with 'Burning Landscapes' Series
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