The Heroine’s Journey of Francesca Sara Seghezzi

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The thing I love the most about my work is the chance to express what I feel inside, being able to move people or pull the strings of their hearts.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? The perfect happiness?! That’s the million-dollar question! I think that the perfect happiness is the achievement of an emotional peak, when you smile with all your body, when the heart beats full of life and it feels like exploding because of joy, when you walk without touching the ground, when everything shines with an unusual light.

What is my greatest fear? My greatest fear is that the people I love would suffer or suddenly leave me alone.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? It’s the insecurity, because it stopped me in some situations where I would have acted differently…maybe I would have lived some experiences and opportunities more deeply.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? The people I most admire in my profession are the young artists who can impress with their works, who can get to somebody in an intense way and also my Art professor, Primo Fomenti, my artistic guru.

What is my greatest extravagance? My greatest extravagance? Mmh, I don’t know what to say. JB, what do you think? JB: This answer is an extravagance!

On what occasion would I lie? I would lie to defend somebody, to cover a little mistake made by a person dear to me, and maybe I would lie to not hurt the people I love.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? What I most dislike in my work is the fake flattery, the small “corruption”. It often happens that, if you have money to invest, you go much further than who hasn’t, regardless of artistry.

When and where was I the happiest in my work? I was the happiest when my parents smiled in front of my first painting, when a friend was moved by my painting about war, when I portayed my friends and when they walked the runway wearing dresses painted by me, when I cooperated with special women, artists and friends who I worked and laughed with. I think I felt so full of life.

If I could, what would I change about myself? I would change my impulsivity, my naivety…and my teeth 🙂

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement has yet to come. But everytime I exhibit my works and people stop by to observe them smiling, choosing me among thousands colors…everytime is a great achievement.

Where would I most like to live? I would like to live at the sea and whenever I go on holiday in a new place I say: Here, I want to live here!

What is my most treasured possession? My most treasured possession? The love of my family, a key guide to joy and lighthouse for all my storms.

What is my most marked characteristic? I’m extremely naive.

What is my most inspirational location in my city? My city is not so inspirational, but sometimes there are sunsets so beautiful that leave you breathless.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink in my city? I love eating the fake-italian sushi and pizza.

What books influenced my life and how? The books that influenced me are Poochie’s comics when I was a child. Growing up, “The Little Prince”, the poètes maudits, books about Frida Kahlo and Basquiat, “Lolita” and “Hamlet”.

Who are my favourite writers? I love Tiziano Terzani, Bukowski and Rimbaud.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? I think I’d listen to “Christmas Day” by No Use For a Name because I listened to it during my best and most important travels. But I’m sure that I’d like that people would listen to Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” on my funeral.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? My heroine is Alita.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? My heroines in real life are my mother and the strong women that set an exemple for me when they fall and get back up. My hero is my father!

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? “The color purple” and “Frida Kahlo”.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art is fundamental: I can’t imagine my life without it, also when it’s only doodling. Making art is not a “job”, luckily, otherwise it would lose its truest essence.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Mom, Dad and my grandmother Orsola are my greatest fans!

Whom would I like to work with in 2018? I’d like to work with some foreign arte dealers.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2018? I would like to meet artists that are a guide to me, teaching me and letting me grow up.

What project, in 2018, am I looking forward to work on? I still have no big projects in 2018, I’m not the type that makes long-term plans. I planned some interesting collaborations, but I’m an Aquarius, so I tend to divert easily.

Where can you see me or my work in 2018? I work with INARTE Werkkunst Gallery in Bergamo and, when it’s possible, my works are exhibited there.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? The passion, this passion, is part of me. I can’t put it aside or forget it. It’s inside me and, as a gift or a burden, I carry it with me, always and forever.

Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? I would like to read about street art, about women that make graffiti and give walls life.

How can you contact me?
You can find me on Facebook @ Seghezzi Francesca Sara and on Instagram @francescasaraseghezzi .

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