Almarera is the part of me that feels the inseparable bond with mother earth and that leads me to use her creations to make my own.
Plants and minerals connect me to the primordial breath of creation and, at the same time, to the eternal where there is no boundary between a before and an after but only continuity and interconnection.
Nature, through its metaphors, reveals the patterns of development that create harmony, beauty, unity.
My works are meant to reflect the macrocosm in a microcosm, emphasizing that the universe is an organic whole.
I use archaic building materials.
I rework the alchemy of ancient building and bring them inside, in the interiors of our time, giving them and myself new expressive opportunities.
Through different combinations of hemp-lime, earth and lime plaster, I achieve a variety of surface effects.
I create contrasts, both visual and tactile, playing with opposites until I find balance.
The uniqueness of the surfaces is also due to the natural elements, such as leaves, barley ears, barks, berries, that I sometimes incorporate in my works.
By choice, both artistic and ethical, I use only natural substances: lime, hemp, oxides and earth pigments, ashes, oils and waxes, so that the end result is a pulsating whole of life.
I MAKE UNIQUE, HANDMADE PIECES.
There is a margin of coincidence in the final result, a sort of "unexpected foreseen" that makes each works unrepeatable, to which my gesture contributes because, as a human being, it is never identical.
Working with the materials of mother earth requires a collaborative approach: participating and never dominating.
This attitude, before giving life to an object, gives rise to a harmonious relationship between me and the elements.
The synthesis is more than the simple sum of the individuals of which it is composed because it summarizes them in a superior unity that includes them but at the same time transcends them.
Each ingredient, already the result of previous syntheses, contains a fragment of the history of mother earth to which is added the time of the "here and now" that is in my studio.
Have you ever considered the pot from the plant's point of view?
Hemp-lime is natural, breathable, refractory to mold and hygroscopic (it retains excess moisture, releasing it in situations of deficiency): ideal qualities for plant well-being.
In addition, hemp-lime vase do not require drainage holes, do not need a saucer, and can accommodate the plant directly, giving you total freedom in your choice of vase.
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