I’ve often used drawing to experiment with new techniques or forms of expression. On paper, I especially like India ink, but for some works on wood I’ve used a fine-tipped acrylic pencil, perfect for working perspective in pointillism or highlighting the essential features of a cartographic-style drawing.
The Catacombs collection is also part of this amalgamation of experiments, which includes a series of works on paper, created with a simple lead pencil using the rubbing technique. The images represented in these works were traced directly on engraved stone slabs covering the ground in the Capucin Catacombs in Sicily, under the gaze of the thousands of mummies hanging on the walls.
All the drawings in this series are unique representations of historical works. The collection includes about 15 drawings.