IMPACT, September 2009 - University of the West of England ( Bristol, UK)

Ms. Valeria Brancaforte

Languages, whether poetic, literary, or foreign have always served as nourishment, an indispensable complement, the start and end points of my artistic fluency. The technique of woodcut and linocut allows me to carve elaborate vestments and dress the text with illustrations. This process, requiring time and dedication, is the perfect medium for me to entice the semantic valences from a word to transcend, in the end, its very meaning and redefine each letter, each word into a visual spectacle. This craft is a way for me to envision new alphabetic resonances, to create new labyrinths and magic conversations.