It seems almost a mockery of fate to see that simultaneously with the new production of Anna Fietta the "petal" neologism is all the rage.
This year we chose a theme in art and everyday life which is and will always be present: the flower.
Everyday it intoxicates with its smells and its colours, but only art is able to eliminate its transience.
The rest of the flower embodies the philosophy of the mosaic; the petals are like the tiles of a mosaic, even the petal individually has its own charm and its own unique fascination while being part of a bigger picture: the flower.
The mosaic artist from Ravenna has well understood this analogy, favoured by wonderful examples admired in early Christian and Byzantine mosaics of the city.
Giving eternity to the beauty of something that wears off quickly is one of the most noble tasks to which you can devote yourself, and especially by not disturbing the universal balance. In the words of Galileo Galilei: "You can not pick a flower without disturbing a star". The balance of stars and flowers of our mosaics are certainly one of the best examples.
Anna Fietta wanted to show the new frontiers of modern mosaic where even the wooden support interacts with the subject itself, where the form is mixed with colour and above all gives us the ability to compose them according to our taste, according to our feeling. The artist calls us to contribute to the work and then this synergy allows us to be protagonists of the mosaic itself.