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Marisa Piccirilli

Caroline Chisholm College

Artwork title
Il viaggio a casa (The journey home)
HSC year
Expressive form
Artist’s statement

Each individual’s journey is different. However, the journey of a husband and a wife is parallel. On April 15 1950, in the small town of Reggio Calabria, my grandparents began their 60-year journey together. Emigrating from Italy in the 1950s, my grandparents shared many experiences and memories, most of these from their homes. Il viaggo a casa represents the journey my grandparents took. Each ceramic form incorporates architectural features of the homes they shared at different stages of their journey. Through the collation of various documents that have been preserved, I was able to create a timeline representing their journey.

Influencing artists: Shona Wilson, Sheryl Zacharia, Johannes Nagel