It’s my first time back to Italy since moving from Cortona to Arkansas last year.
It’s reall fantastic to be here and not be worried about finding work or transporting art. Right now I’m just here to help my students and enjoy the sea.
I’m here with three ladies from the States. We’re focusing on the contemporary art exhibited at the Venice Biennale of Art.
First impressions of being back? My Italian is better than I remember and it’s easier to try new words when I’m not overwhelmed. I think Italian grocery stores are my favorite in the whole world. Truffle, artichoke, and yoghurt are some flavors that are way more present here than in Arkansas. No one walks with their phones out, actually not much phone use in public at all. Tiny cappuccinos are still silky amazing. I’ve missed being surrounded by layers of history and strata of materials.
Venice is spectacular as always and more dear than ever before.
So very grateful to return.