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Coming From The Heart

Getting around in the countryside

My new home was on the top of a hill, near Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, surrounded by olives, vineyards and a forest, A dream with no car, no bicycle and I began the day with a morning walk in the proud possession of a new digital camera. I started to send my images by email, as virtual postcards, to friends.

On each photo I wrote a songline. Country music was an endless source to find sentimental lyrics on wandering: coming home, desire, leaving and nostalgia.

It was in the early years of internet, blogging was still in the starting phase. In 1999, according to a list compiled by Jesse James Garrett, there were 23 blogs on the internet.

In 2004 I was invited by Pier luigi Tazzi to participate in the exhibition Spread in Prato. The virtual postcards of the series Songlines were transferred into real postcards.

Letters to home and other stories

Mail nr 1

I’ve been down that road before

Mail #2

When I went out one morning

Mail nr 3

Hey that’s no way to say goodbye

Mail nr 4

coming from the heart
(the road is long)

Tuscany, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, The road is long

Mail nr 5

Cry a While

Tuscany, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, The road is long

Mail nr 6

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry

Tuscany, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, The road is long

Mail nr 7

The Road You Choose

The Road You Choose, Tuscany


My work period in Italy was made possible thanks to a stipendium of the Dutch Mondriaan Foundation.

Also my profound thanks to Anna Elisa Benedetti, Saretto Cincinelli, Vittoria Ciolini, Samuel – Fuyumi Namioka, Rossano Pallazeschi and Stephen Roach for their endless support.


In this period I was invited for several exhibitions. I cheerish the memories. Amongst others: Gallery Dryphoto in Prato, Palazzo Fabroni in Pistoia, Art Foundation Alberto Moretti, headquarters of Patrizia Pepe in Capalle, Florence, Spazio A in Pistoia, Museum MAC’N in Monsummano Terme.