Thursday, November 11, 2010

un piccolo mondo nascosto ...

you would never know it was there 
apart from the little box of tiny, grey clay gnomes sitting outside the door in a cobblestone alleyway to dry....

Alfredo's world is about 4 shoulder spans wide 
packed with all the local characters of fable and folklore.

 Tiny  mediaeval folk made of terracotta clay , they are absolutely beautiful even before they are painted ... Alfredo puts on his selotaped glasses and puts a board over his knees and gets to work on a new set of gnomes, while I prowl around in circles with my tripod. Apart from an elevator in Milan this is one of the most confined spaces I have ever shot in ... 




inspired by Breugel and Bosch, Alfredo's tiny characters come to life under his hands ...I wish I had made a little movie ...


this afternoon back to the mosquito swamps ... a new strange Olive grove full of distorted old professors and philosophers has been found  ... quite by accident

7 comments:

Morrgan said...

Hihhih, a miniature world of its own. :)

gr8jewellery said...

amazing work!

BHB Kidstyle said...

A little movie would have been good, indeed but the pics are good too.
Stunning little creations!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Gorgeous work of a great master!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Have fun with the mosquitos! :)

BacaCara said...

What an amazing miniature world - thank you for sharing! Enjoy more faces in olive trees - and the moscitos :)

Star of the East said...

Looks like pure magic!

matchstickgirl said...

it is Estella !!! ... he magically made little teeny tiny creatures without seeming to move his hands...

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