Being a person raised in Italy and then migrated in the U.S.A. I'm fascinated by how we adapt and incorporate cultural values into our lives. As a young teenager, I began looking at Reinassance paintings with some suspicion. The way artists took past tales and myths and readapt them to match their epoch always puzzled me. It felt odd. It was beautiful but also misleading.
Through this collection, I wish to explore the collision of cultures and perceptions and how we allocate history and costumes in our lives.
We continuously practice cultural appropriation to adapt, survive and make sense of the world.