La Macina di San Cresci



“Artists are interesting creatures. We can be obsessive, dedicated, spirited and single minded in our pursuit for that perfect realisation of our art. We tend to be outsiders and are often that square peg in the round hole, so when you find an oasis like San Cresci you hold on tight -- for it’s that sense of belonging which welcomes you.”
Rebecca Rath , Australia

Discipline: Painting
Country: Australia
At La Macina: 2015

Michelle Molinari is a painter, printmaker and taxidermy artist. Her work thematically addresses both the concepts of death and animal beauty through the physical nature of the taxidermic medium and depicted subject matter of her painted works. Molinari's work seeks to investigate the cultures of longing that impel the urge to preserve something from nature's inevitable course.
Drawing upon the histories of taxidermic representation and the European still life tradition, Molinari often creates her own taxidermy which generates the inspiration for her still life arrangements. Working from observation her paintings highlight a beauty and sentimentality that is implicit of the artist's own gestural motivations for preserving and memorialising the death of these specimens.  

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