On a sweltering hot day in July in Calabria at my parents’ house in Calabria, I was looking at some photos of my daughter Carolina while she slept by my side in a curled up position in her wicker basket.
I alternated the photos with ultrasound images of her gestation following a progressive succession, admiring the extraordinary development that the foetus makes over nine months until it is fully formed.
I was present at every check-up and experienced live the emotion of the first stage at 17 weeks in the annunciation of sex.
I was amazed at the spectacle that was there before my eyes, deep in sleep; a wonderful creature, my daughter!
During this time I was scribbling with my pen on a supermarket advertising flyer with random curves, suddenly the groan of Carolina’s awakening interrupted my state of enchantment.
I felt something forming but I still didn’t understand what, towards evening I smoked my Toscano on the balcony and played with the same flyer that a few hours earlier was under the pressure of my pen.
Suddenly reviewing the scribbles I saw what had in fact been created, Carolina Table lamp, looking at the ultrasound images I reproduced the same shapes in my own way.
The overlapping of the two layers that compose it through the intersection of curved lines recall the stages of conception of foetal growth and birth through a purely stylistic interpretation.
As soon as I returned to Romania, I made the first prototype of Carolina and brought it home.
This lamp is dedicated to you my wonderful creature!