I was born in 1969 in Florence. After graduating from the Istituto Statale d’Arte in Florence with a diploma in Graphic Arts I became an illustrator in 1995. I’ve collaborated several times with publishers, helping them with the creation of illustrated book series about arts, history and nature. My contribution consisted in finding a role for the illustrations within a graphic project and relating them to the content.
By reworking selected parts and details of the dollar bill, pound sterling and Yuan/Renminbi banknotes, a series of alternated figures come to life which aim to reflect and convey the symbolic value of money and inspire thoughts about the current economic crisis.
Special attention is paid to the faces printed on the banknotes. They are taken apart and recomposed to finally take on superhero masks, since ironically they are perceived to be the only possible saviours who could save us out of the crisis.And so, a sort of basic man/woman emerges from the overall picture, who transforms and disguises him/herself, travelling different continents: an efficient and original metaphor for the opportunistic globalisation which we are going through.