The Heroine’s Journey of Valentina D’Amato

What is the best thing that i love about my work? Creativity, the dream, the idea that drawing …. decoration becomes an expression of me and of emotions for those who look at it.

What is my idea of happiness? It is linked to feelings and “real” people, simplicity, nature and good food.

What is my greatest fear? one and many.

What is the trait that i most deplore in myself? my stubbornness, my insistence where I shouldn’t

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Which living person in my profession do i most admire? Ornella Matassoli, Roman interior designer who believed in me is led towards the undertaking of my passion in terms of work, Mariella Milani, fashion journalist.

What is my greatest extravagance? I think I believe in stage actors. In reality I never believe it. I have fun with myself and with them.

On what occasion would i lie? On no occasion possibly.
What is the thing that i dislike the most in my work? Sometimes making the creative process return quickly.

When and where was i the happiest in my work? In Rome at the beginning.

If i could , what would i change about myself? I would change my tendency, at times, to divert myself from my real intentions.

What is my greatest achievement in work? Continue to do it with passion.
Where would i most like to live? In no other place than here where I live now; in my land … Sicily

What is my most treasured possession? Empathy and the feeling of “belly” … for better or for worse

What is my most marked characteristic? Intuition and sensitivity

What is my most inspirational location in my city? The point of the city where the Ippari valley is visible and the square of San Giovanni.

What is my favorite place to eat and drink ,in my city? Small family-run pizzeria where you can eat good and healthy food.

What books influenced my life and how? Alessandro Baricco’s books : “Ocean sea” and “Castles of anger” “The code of the soul” of James Hillman, Jose’ Saramago for the dreamy complexity of his writings, Murakami

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You only die once.What music would i listen on my last day? The Music of “Air in particular “Photograph” and “All I Need”

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? They are two: my mother because she has always supported me and my maternal grandmother for everything she missed.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Audrey Hepburn, Valentina from Crepax and Pippi Longstocking.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? The trilogy of Michelangelo Antonioni: “The adventure”, “The eclipse”, “The night” .

What role plays art in my life and work? Art in my life plays a fundamental role of stimulus and inspiration.

What do the words “ You are the storyteller of your own life to me”? I think it’s appropriate.

Which people or companies would i like to work with in 2020? In 2020 I would love to work with Paralumi Lar a historic artisan workshop, since 1938, of lampshades located in the heart of Rome; with Lorenzo Gaetani architect, graphic designer and designer from Milan, for his minimal and colorful graphics;  Bucobianco Milanese creatives unique for their hyper-colored and surreal graphics; Andrea Branciforte, who creates caltagirone artistic ceramics by hand. 

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What project, in 2020, am i looking forward to work on? On the creation of patters for furnishing fabrics for a textile company in northern Italy.

Where can you see me or my work in 2020? From Paralumi Lar: I painted pure silk satin fabrics for the creation of lampshades for lamps. 

What do the words “ passion never retires” mean to me? Passion is breath.  

How can you contact me? vd.decoration

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