Trepesci is a project characterized by an extensive research on the marine eco system that lead in a series of scientific linocuts dedicated to the study of fishes, mussels, corals, plankton (…) It’s been explored traditional printing techniques such as Gyotaku, linocut and silk printing. The constant frequentation of the Mediterranean Sea, of the Aquariums all over Europe and a love for scientific publication, have also grown a production of hand-printed fabrics impressed with embossed linoleum mold handmade carved.
The /fu’lar/ series is all composed by single pieces, unique, obtained from the impression of a fish directly on the fabric. The ancient printing tecnique from Japan, the Gyotaku, is rivisited: beautiful marine creatures leave a light and fleeting mark on silk.
Subsequentially the research brought to the creation of a collection of jewelleries inspired by fishing lures, as expression of fishing techniques both of salt and soft water, a bond between man and this enviroment. The process operated on these objects is not about transformation but trans position instead: once the hook is removed, they’re used as pendant charms, love lures.
Trepesci are three Flying fishes playing together.
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Photography Michele L Mulas