working on….the frog

A friend of mine, Paola, gave me this poor frog, stiff and dry just like she found it near her house in the countryside. I can only guess about the scary story of how it died, so I decided to cover it with silk and embroidery. I think it’s about fear, also my own fear. Covering this stiff body, makes not only the rests of the frog visible but also brings me in contact with my own fear.

When I’ve finished the work I’ll post it.

Una mia amica, Paola, mi ha regalato questa povera rana, rigida e secca proprio come l’ha trovata vicino a casa sua in campagna. Posso solo indovinare sulla storia spaventosa della sua morte, così ho deciso di coprirlo con seta e ricamo. Penso che si tratti di paura, anche la mia stessa paura. Coprendo questo corpo rigido, rende visibili non solo i resti della rana, ma mi mette in contatto con la mia stessa paura.

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