The Heroine’s Journey of Debora Garritani

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The things I love most about my work are freedom and the chance to give shape to the flow of emotions, feelings and thoughts that flow through me like a flood.

What is my idea of a perfect happiness? I think that happiness is inside us, not outside. To be happy means to feel good with yourself, to love yourself.

What is my greatest fear? I am afraid of indifference and lack of humanity

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?  Sometimes I’ m dispersive

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? I really admire Jeff Bark, Gregory Crewdson and Desiree Dolron

What is my greatest extravagance? To believe in God

On what occasion would I lie? I don’t like lying, even when the truth is painful, but in some cases it could be necessary to omit.

What is the think that I dislike the most in my work? No one in particular

When and where was I he happiest, in my workWhen I can catch through the public’s gaze some unconscious aspects of my work that makes me know myself better.

If I could, what would I change about myself? Of course there are still some corners I want to soften, but I would not change anything. A great satisfaction for me was to be invited to the Cairo Award in 2014

Where would I most like to live? I love Milan, the city I live in, and I love Italy, but I would like to live for a period in New York.

What is my most treasured possession? My mother’s wedding dress I often wear when I make my self- portraits

What is most marked characteristic? The sincerity and understanding of others

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Parco Lambro in Milan. In particular, the pond near the great weeping willow, which in winter is frozen : it is a melancholic but magical place with its blue and green hues. In that place I have actually made some of my works.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? Polpetta, Il Picchio, IL Mago di Oz are some of the meeting places that are familiar to me and where I often meet my friends

What books influenced my life and how? The alchemist, Zero Limits, The power of now, Into deep waters taught me the importance of living in the present, of “hic et nunc, of the existence of a place within us where everything that we erroneously seek outside exists . Stormy peaks and the lady of the Camellias, reason and feeling, pride and prejudice and other books have influenced my concept of romantic love and The little prince that contains great life lessons about friendship and love.

Who are my favorite writers? Jane Austin, Alexandre Dumas, Bronte sisters, Zola, Flaubert, Joe Vitale, Tolle and other

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? The swan lake of tchaikovsky

Who are my heroes and heroines in fiction? Anne Boleyn because she is a charming, intelligent and ambitious character

Who are my heroes and my heroines in real life? Who despite the difficulties of life can smile, laugh, get up, fight and still believe in people, in love, in friendship, in the beauty of life and to get involved every day.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry. It’s a brilliant, poetic movie, with a touching surrealism, that gives a 360 degrees view of a great artist.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is my life and I am my artworks

Who is my greatest fan. Sponsor, partner in crime? Myself

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? With whom will fall in love with my work and believe in me

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? I would like to meet Jodorowsky

What project in 2018 am I looking forward to work on? I’m working on a new series of photographs and I’d like to make a short film

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? At Studio d’arte Cannaviello, the gallery I work with since 2012, in Milan

What do the words Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Passion is like blood that flows through the veins. It is what makes life worth living

Which creative heroines should Peter invite t tell their story? Jennifer Munoz

(on Fb she’s Neko Jen)

How can you contact me?

Mail: deboragarritani@libero.it

FB: https://www.facebook.com/deboragarritani

INSTAGRAM: deboragarritani

Website: deboragarritani.wordpress.com

 

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