Her artistic production – encompassing sculpture, public art, furniture, jewelry and functional objects – is fueled by a lifelong study and appreciation of the natural world, from which she derives her formal vocabulary. She has always tried to speak the language of the cosmos hence being a sculptural interpreter of nature’s vast lexicon. Michele is not only a beautiful and uniquely mysterious artist, but she can also be called a loft pioneer as she and her family moved to their massive industrial space in the Soho almost thirty-five years ago – at a time when lofts were still uncharted territory. This grandiose and extraordinary property provided enough space for her work as well as for her family (she is a mother of two). The natural colors, materials and shapes used in the apartment are in perfect harmony with her pieces of art inlaid all around in the space. The pictures show clearly that Michele has a lot of talent in blurring boundaries between art, design and architecture.
In this amazing loft even the radiators are beautiful:
The style of Michele’s linen dresses is exceptional, sophisticated and elegant:
I would highly recommend you to watch this video on youtube with her, talking about life, her work, and aging, she is so adorable and inspiring.
Finally, – just to drop a hint of the next post – a photo taken by Bruce Weber for Vogue Italia, June 2013 of the sculptor sitting with fabulous flamingos.
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