Ciao! My name is Francesca

I was born and raised in the outskirts of Milan, Sicilian by origin, I returned to the island and live in Ragusa Ibla. I graduated in cultural anthropology in Bologna – the city I miss so much!

I like to do many things: draw, engrave, pull, embroider, work with wood… I decided to put everything together and try to make it my everyday life.

I haven’t embarked on an academic path but for as long as I can remember I’ve always drawn. I attended many evening courses: at the applied art school of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan, then in Bologna with the illustrator Mauro Cutrona, and several ateliers in Paris where I spent a year as an au pair. The rest was done by a lot of practice and curiosity.

I am a serial accumulator of houseplants, an irrecoverable cat lady, a wild asparagus harvester and I love sleeping in the hammock at the lakes of Avola.

I often listen to podcasts of Cortecce and of the medieval history professor Alessandro Barbero while working.

My five favorite books are: “The art of joy” by Goliarda Sapienza, “The wolf totem” by Jiang Rong, “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, “The nation of plants” by Stefano Mancuso, “S.” by Gipi.

I like sports stories and I follow women’s basketball.

My big dream is a house in the countryside with a vegetable garden, animals and a study with an almost infinite work table.