Daniela Forti

Rome, 1960

Daniela Forti was born in Rome in 1960, where she graduated from the School of Art. Very young she studies and learns in the artisan shops of the capital the techniques of the art of glass. In 1982 he moved to Tuscany, where opens his studio. It is in this context that it refines and develops a completely personal research based on the relationship light-glass.

I love my work, I express myself with color, transparency and the light of glass, a material so dangerous and difficult to manipulate but which is also a wonderful, magical material.

I remember that the inspiration for working glass came from looking at glass blowers and the creation process, from that moment on a dream came true that was to come true.

Throughout my life, expressing myself artistically has been a need, a need not to be ignored, so I spent years learning everything that gravitated around glassmaking techniques: from leaded glass, Tiffany technique, welding techniques , paintings. Finally, I discovered the fusion

In a short time, the melting of the glass in the oven was taking me and could no longer be denied.

It is now a perpetual challenge for me, bringing it to the limits of the impossible, making matter ever more fluid, moving as if it had the desire to get out of its own molecular chain and become an element stopped in time here and now.

I am surprised every time the metamorphosis at that precise moment of transition between the liquid material in the solid and its double value between strength and fragility.

After years of research, experimentation and with a constant and tenacious exercise, I am acquiring his language, understanding his limits by controlling his "indomitable character".

Working with metal and glass, the re-firing process, the fusion of several pieces, the sanding have become a real passion. Glass is a rather "cruel and demanding" lover, but if you know it intimately you can manage to bend it to your desires even if it's a great competition every time.

Make a commitment to check   its variations with heat, to support or not the gravity,   keeping the eye always alert make "this organized randomness" possible.

Studying, learning, experimenting and aiming at beauty, the quality of the result, the simplicity of design. For me it is a discipline that leads you to the dream.

Physics, chemistry and imagination together in action in a rare creative process.

My sculptures have the purpose of turning the glass preconception upside down as rigid and cold, arousing a vision of a moving material and in perpetual movement, are dreamlike creations that recall the undulating forms of aquatic animals.

Options are limited only by the imagination of those who admire them.

SOLO SHOW I Luoghi delle Meraviglie
Daniela Forti
07.09.2019 - 15.09.2019