Graziano Locatelli is an Italian artist working with mixed media and creating artworks from ready made materials like tiles.
I started assembling small tiles of aluminium that I cut from larger foils, I painted and put them together to produce works that would later represent the main structure of my current production. My early works are sharp and are often torn apart by heads and figures that try and break the wall and is still the subject of the breakage that bewitches me. After a few attempts at mixing cement, glue and tiles, I created a copious body of works that revolves around the theme of abandoned places. I wonder what meanings and feelings these (once) familiar places arouse in those who lived there. I see them as restless dreams, spaces in ruins inhabited by ghosts that still retain an embryonic life.
MBTI in Fiction: ISFJs are committed and steady in meeting their obligations; they notice and remember specifics about people who are important to them, and are concerned with how others feel. They strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home. (x)
Hey guys! I would like you all to meet Bella. At 4 PM on July 19, 2014, the Humane Society of Mercer County, Pennsylvania received a call about an abandoned dog staked in the woods and left to die. When responders arrived, they discovered Bella, an emaciated boxer-beagle mix, wearing a collar made of knotted fabric and a tree branch. The collar had been tied so tightly around her neck that it had cut through an entire layer of muscle around her neck. After removing it, they also realized the wound was maggot infested and requires immediate attention. The responders fed her and took her to the vet, where Bella was sedated while she fights the infection. After the infection is contained, she will have to endure a surgery to have the muscles in her neck properly reattached.
The town of Mercer, along with Sarah, the wonderful individual who brought Bella to my attention, are raising money to help save Bella’s life and eventually find her a forever home. With the help of community member Carolyn Schumacher and the Humane Society president Sheryl Giles, the community is hoping to raise the funds needed to cover Bella’s medical treatment. So far, estimated costs for surgery and recovery will be $3,500, and only $65 dollars has been raised so far. I know many people on tumblr don’t have a lot of spare change to donate, but even fifty cents will get Bella closer to her goal, and any amount is appreciated.