Drawings embossed in black and white, 2020
newsprint, ink, thread and gauze
Why did I choose this title? Maybe because the word itself leads me to somehow think of something funny or not at all funny, who knows…
Humor is intended as an ironic and subtle ability to interpret and detect the creative aspects of everyday routine.
It may be by chance, but the front page of the newspaper that I tore out from an old weekly magazine suggested the title of the project that I am now presenting to you.
What it is needed:
Newspaper sheet, black ink, cotton threas, sterile gauze, water, brush, saucer.
Get a sheet of paper torn from a newspaper that will be used to imprint the drawing. (photo n.1)
Put the ink in the saucer, dilute it with a few drops of water and mix the fluid with the brush. (photo n.1)
Cut some pieces of wire at random and some pieces of gauze. (photo n.1)
Dip the threads and gauze in the mixture on the saucer and let the colour absorb into the fibres. (photo n.1)
Open the sheet of paper and fold it diagonally. (photo n.2)
Randomly place the threads and gauze on the side near the fold, taking care to create a small compositional pattern. (photo n.3)
Fold the other side on top and crush it well to impress the marks on both sides. (photo n.4)
Lift a flap, open it slowly and little by little will appear the pattern that you have impressed with the pressure of your hands. (photo n.5)
Let the ink dry. (photo n.6)
The finished work foresees that the threads and the gauze with the drying of the ink remain glued to the paper, thus creating a three-dimensional game of your impressed design and then if you wish, you can have it framed.
Born in Gallarate (VA) in 1965, Eva Reguzzoni graduated from the Liceo Artistico Statale in Busto Arsizio and later from the Scuola D’Arte Applicata Industriale at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. She is an archaeological restorer and designer. Since 2009 her artistic research develops and deepens the theme of introspective experience and inner life. This investigation has led her to experiment with her own language and gestures that make use of drawing, embroidery and ceramics, and to create installations. She lives and works in Borgo Ticino (NO).