Alfonso's ITACA a beautiful poetic journey on a raft of paper, with air, cotton,glue,color and...wax.

A most delicate treasure arrived in Thessaloniki today. It is a double page/ three-fold book of Alfonso Filieri's "ITACA".

Words come difficult to describe this masterpiece in color, texture, and feelings of the spirit.

Rich blue opens to even richer green and then an mountain/island of white, with flower petals!

and, yes, a bookmark, too.

The opening green page contains the poetic text

(a humble translation from the Italilan)

"Goodnight, my Queen

all immortal boredom

of Mannerism

childhood dreams

to heaven...

using your voice

on a raft of paper





Alfonso takes us on his journey, since 2001, across seas of blues and greens.

Like Ulysses, we sail across these seas of rich color and waves of wax...

Text and Images by Alfonso Filieri

the quest is a simple cotton book, 

a work 9 x 23 cm (4 x 9 in)

and a bookmark

"a sign of a departure

a detachment

to another island"

The image was realized with paper

making a veil painting

and petals of flowers.

ROMA 2001

Flower petal encased in wax on paper, transluscent and wondrous to the touch!

The color is BLUE! the sea? The waves? The galaxy? The universe?

The color is deep sea green...and we are on a journey with Alfonso

to arrive at ITACA is our ultimate goal, ...but let us not hurry that journey!

Grazie Alfonso!

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Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 17, 2011 at 2:17pm
LOL, yours is purple and green too, wasn't thinking very clearly early morning :-)
Comment by Marie Wintzer on February 16, 2011 at 11:50pm
I got one yesterday, mine is purple and green, sooooo beautiful, love his work!
Comment by cheryl penn on February 16, 2011 at 7:52am
Katerina - great blog - FAB work, I am a HUGE fan of Alfonso's work. He is master at evocative Paper Works.
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 15, 2011 at 8:10pm

The center white "island" with the flower petals below...a symphoony of color, tone, textures and

emotions! It takes my breath away.



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