This paper was written as a preparation for my Artist Presentation of the Ephemeral Voyage.
"The [oral] traditions literally pass on,…between the generations, and the predominant pattern reveals older women of a lower status handing on the material to younger people, who include boys,
The characters of the commedia usually represent fixed social types, stock characters, such as foolish old men, devious servants, or military officers full of false bravado. Characters such as Pantalone, the miserly Venetian merchant; Dottore Gratiano, the pedant from Bologna; or Arlecchino, the mischievous servant from Bergamo, began as satires on Italian "types" and became the archetypes of many of the favorite characters of 17th– and 18th–century European theatre.
I often use Comedia dell’ Arte theatrical style, its staging and costumes in my work because I aim to distance the situations I try to portray from actual life occurrences and give my ideas a sort of universal meaning. Every experience that is described in each painting or print is common; it can happen anytime, anywhere. Like a “comichi” I coat my stories with humor. Even though my pictures deal sometimes with the problematic elements in our lives, the message is mostly positive. There is joy in the bright colors, swift movements, and comical staging. With that I intend to say that whatever may occur, life is worth living.