The Heroine’s Journey of Giada Wood

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Have a voice.

What’s my idea of perfect happiness? Emptiness. Don’t feel anything to feel everything.

What’s my greatest fear? In the past I got many matches with fear, currently we aren’t longer enemies.

What’s the trait I most deplore in myself? I don’t deplore myself, I’m in love with myself.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Marina Abramovic. She completed the “Art Labyrinth” and becoming Artwork. She completed the alchemical process and becoming Gold.

What’s my greatest extravagance? Be me.

On what occasion would I lie? Isn’t my trick. If I lie, anybody can feel that.

What’s the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The last steps before a project closure… often become a bit boring.

When and where was the happiest in my work? Everytime I used myself like a medium, everywhere was possible do it.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I need my good side and my bed too. ⁃

What’s my greatest achievement in work? Still doing what I wanna do everyday.

Where would I most like to live? Wherever I can do better what I want to do.

What’s my treasured possession? A wool blanket. My aunt Ida did it. She’s passed away years ago. ⁃

What’s my most marked characteristic? I’m a chameleon, I have many facets… Probably enthusiasm is the characteristic that accompanies my every facet…

What’s my most inspirational location in my city? To be honest, I can find inspiration in a garbage bag as much as in an old mountain little church… There isn’t a special place for my inspiration.

What’s my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? I love contradictions so: “Cima11”, working class tavern and “Orterie”, private vegan restaurant, Japanese Lady Chef.

What books influenced my life and how? Probably the first three books I read in my life: Holy Bible, Prevèrt Poems and a book about Archeological discoveries. The first two taught me to love human race and knowledge, Prevèrt taught me to live intense, to “become” Poetry.

Who are my favorite writers? Elsa Morante, italian writer, intellectual, activist, woman, human.

You only die once. What music would I listen on my last day? I hope my last day will be my greatest party so: Sirtaky! directed by André Rieu.

Who’s my hero or heroine in fiction? Mr. Magorium, from the movie: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”.

Who are my heroes or heroines in real life? All those who choosing to smile in good and in bad time.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? V for Vendetta ⁃

What role plays art in my life and work? LIFE is ART and ART is LIFE!

Who’s my greatest fun, sponsor, partner in crime? Salvio: tattooer, illustrator, painter, my best teacher, my best friend and father of my son.

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? Rossana Calbi like ever. She’s a really sever art curator, timely, honest and passionate (Instagram: rossana_calbi). Elettra and Marta, owners of “Parione9 Art Gallery” in Piazza Navona, Rome… I love that girls, I love that place (Instagram: parione9).

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? Marina Abramovic ⁃

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? A Shunga Book (japanese erotic art) by “Okaasan Books”. (Instagram: okaasanbooks)

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? Next September will be released the Shunga Book. Next June I expose at “Parione9” in the “White Sheets” Group Show and in the next August at “Beu Beu Art Festival” in Tuscany, with my Solo Show: “Ecstasy is a simple thing”. Other plans are being defined… ⁃

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Marks the base line…

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Loretta and Titine Leu, braves, honest, smart and free minds artists (Instagram: -leuloretta – titineleu)

How can you contact me? If you wanna understand something about me and my art follow my Instagram profile (giadawood), use DM or giadawoodenboxes@gmail.com for contact me.

Here follows a message of Peter de Kuster, founder of The Heroine’s Journey 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership

Become a Friend of The Heroine’s Journey 

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We’re sometimes not too sure how we get into good friendships. It seems to happen rather mysteriously: we talk of somewhat randomly ‘clicking’ with people. Trying to plan for it sounds like cheating. But in a busy world, the desire to socialise authentically, with interesting, like-minded people, deserves to be addressed directly.

That’s why we created The Heroine’s Journey Friends scheme. Membership gives you the right to invite creative professionals to publish their story for free on The Heroine’sJourney online. Each story made possible by you is anchored around the big idea that when we our quest let’s us travel from a person who interests us to another person who interest them and exchange stories we learn more about ourselves, meet people who can make a difference for you and have more impact in the world with telling our story.  Every month, in your own city or somewhere in the world you can invite creative professionals you like to tell their story for the Heroine’s Journey website.

If you have passion for your work, you will find kindred spirits in this way of travelling.  The stories you will see of creative professionals you have invited for The Heroine’s Journey are guaranteed to be stimulating and reassuring – as well as prompts to genuine connection and insight. Every creative professional you bring forward to have their story free published on The Heroine’s Journey online, you will be offering a great experience to everyone you meet.

We have two memberships programs  I and II

The Heroine’s Journey Membership I  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 30 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – two times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • 10% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide

Price is :  Euro 299 for one year 

The Heroine’s Journey Membership II  Programme Includes

  • The right to offer 50 creative professionals of your choice each year to tell their story with The Heroine’s Journey questionnaire as free publicity.  The stories are published on the Heroine’s Journey online. Every professional published knows you are the one who made this available for them.
  • The right to update your own story at The Heroine’s Journey – questionnaire and picture – four times each year to keep up with your new events, shows, books, performances, videos.
  • The right to tell your story in more detail with the Heroine’s Journey questionnaire up to six pages online and add up to ten professional pictures of yourself and your work.
  • 20% discount on all The Heroine’s Journey seminars world wide
  • free entrance to the special The Heroine’s Journey in One Day conference which is held once every quarter in 2018 (the four locations in 2018 are Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona)

Price is :  Euro 449 for one year 

The programmes last for 365 days, after which you will be asked if you’d like to renew your subscription.

You want to become a Heroine’s Journey Friend?  Mail Peter at peterdekuster@hotmail.nl to receive info how to make that happen.

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