I am a medical and scientific illustrator and sometimes I feel a little bit like Gerald Durrell, the biologist-naturalist-writer, I mean; my second family in Impruneta,
in the Florentine countryside filled with more or less caricature
like characters, had to share their life with more or less domesti, quite extravagant
and sometimes intrusive guests.
Nature, experienced with the extreme simplicity of a teenager, was my school book to study, observe and, much to my roommates' delight, to collect. They too, the humans, were a source of constant inspiration for my investigations as a young nature illustrator. Starting with the one that was the most important reference for me, the old "aunt" who spent her entire days cooking, growing vegetables and grocery shopping at the market. Nothing can dispel from my mind the idea that, in a previous life, she may have been a rhinoceros.
And last but not least our house was opposite to the slaughterhouse, a place of continuous sources of bones, pieces of cartilage and various types of offal, to study, analyze and draw....Was I going to grow up to become an accountant?
In fact, after completing a bachelor's degree in anatomy and surgical drawing, I immediately started working in the field of prehistory, in particular in the anatomical reconstruction of fossil animals. My work is mainly aimed at museums and specialized publications, both for the illustrations and for the design and implementation of displays and the composition of panels. My interest in sculpture and my curiosity for the experimentation with the wax modeling technique also led me to create three-dimensional reproductions that, for the most part, are part of plastic models and dioramas. This website is a panoramic of some of my work... enjoy your exploration.