The Heroine’s Journey of Daniela Bombelli

What is the best thing that I love about my work? 

The best thing is to be entirely free to do whatever I want. I am my art and my art it’s me. All the time.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? 

To be me.

What is my greatest fear?

To be in conflict with myself. But it’s not a fear, it’s more like a form of discomfort.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?

I don’t deplore anything in me. Never.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?

No one and everybody.

What is my greatest extravagance?

I often speak to myself in a loud voice

On what occasion would I lie?

I can always lie to others but never to myself.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?

I do not like too much the vernissage of the art exhibition. Too many people or too few.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?

When I work in my home at new images, I am the happiest person. Every time in the past, and this will be in the future.

If I could, what would I change about myself? 

Nothing.

What is my greatest achievement in work? 

To be an artist and win some international art prizes.

Where would I most like to live?

Where I live, here in Rome

What is my most treasured possession?

It’s my personality and my culture. As the poet said “omnia mea mecum porto”

What is my most marked characteristic?

I never give up and i am a very patient person.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?

The whole city of Rome. Everything here IS inspirational.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?

My home.

What books influenced my life and how?

Dante Alighieri “Divine Comedy”, and the whole SCI-FI production of P.H.Dick.The writings of these two authors are the best gym for imagination. They are real challenges.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?

The last recording session of J.S.Bach’s Goldberg Variations played by Glenn Gould.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? 

The Blues Brothers

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?

Nobody. Maybe me.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?

2001 a space odyssey

What role plays art in my life and work?

Art is my life and my work.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?

I never have any accomplice in crime. I do everything by myself. I am perfectly autonomous. But I also like people very much.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019?

Who knows? Certainly with anyone who has projects that could  interest me.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2019?

Total strangers.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on?

A solo exhibition.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?

I do not think it’s true. Passion always ends, sooner or later. It is love that never ends.

How can you contact me?

By email – nela.bombelli@gmail.com 

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