-Fiona Signorini Jacquelin-
Collection by Frits
Fiona was born in Naples, Italy. She moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as a child and was submersed in its vibrant culture until she returned to Italy to attend university in Rome. Art being a constant in her life, she only came to discover ceramics after she moved to Miami where she works and lives for over twenty years. Fiona's figurative sculptures are intricately formed by hand with a great attention to detail. She can spend days on the eyes alone. Each piece undergoes multiple stages, most will take over two months from start to finish. The African series was born out of a deep appreciation for the uniqueness in different people and cultures. Fiona is intrigued by how their lives and experiences have shaped them into who they are. The undebatable fact that these tribes are disappearing, drives her to depict and immortalize not only their beauty, but also the wisdom that will vanish with them. She likes to imagine them still here, in a far away future... her sculptures are a futuristic interpretation of the tribes, if they were left to be. While moving and shaping the clay, Fiona has no plan for their demeanor... but THEY seem to always find their power, wisdom and pride.