Flying Walk, 2020
collage, 33×48 cm
Get a blank sheet of paper, mountaineering magazines or old books or a printer and an internet connection with A4 print sheets (light cardboard type), a pair of scissors and/or a cutter, paper sellotape or glue stick (in case you use glue find some thick cardboard to make volume between the layers of paper). sellotape is better than glue because it is removable.
Look for photographs of rocky mountains or mountain peaks that have a certain dynamism and that are not flat, both naked and snowy, with or without meadows and with warm and cold colors. Also get pictures of birds and mountain birds proportionate to the collage you are making, although some off-scale ones can still work and give irony or lightness to the whole.
Cut out the photographs following the profiles you prefer, you can also reinvent their shape following the natural lines of the rock veins that the image suggests. Also cut out the animals. Overlap the cut shapes in order to give depth both in shape and color. Look for other images to improve the composition and hide the vertical cuts you don’t like. When you are satisfied, use paper sellotapes to hold the sheets between each other on the white background, making slots that you will hide on the back. If you prefer use glue stick (not liquid because it wavers the paper) and thicknesses that give depth between layers.
Sara Rossi was born in Milan in 1970, she lives between Milan and Recco (GE).
The works are traces of a path in progress, they are what remains of an intuition put into practice, and this path is the search for a reciprocal relationship between thought and image, through subjects such as the transformation of the landscape, the change of point of view, and related to the duration, the passage of time and memory.
She has exhibited in group and solo shows at museums and contemporary art centres in Italy and abroad, among others we remember: Museion, Bolzano; PS1 Italian Bureau Selection, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; Arte all’Arte X for the special project “-a+a”(Luciano Pistoi), Linari (SI) and other venues; Tabula Rasa, Manifesta7 – The Rest of Now, Ex Alumix Bolzano; MAR Museo della Città, Ravenna; 7th Biennale of Lyon; BI8, Biennale of Image, Spazio Officina and Max Museum, Chiasso; MAMbo Bologna; Mart, Rovereto; FRAC Alsace; ISR Istituto Svizzero di Roma; Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; Museo Pecci, Prato e Milano.
In 2003 she won the New York Award and exhibited at the Italian Academy of Columbia University in New York. In 2003 he exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale for the Premio Giovane Arte Italiana collection DARC-MAXXI. Graduated in Painting in 1993 at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2009 she has taught Audiovisual and Photography at the Academies of Fine Arts, currently teaching audiovisual in Bergamo and Genoa.