Monica Cecchi’s GRRR is made from antique tin cans. In the words of the Italian artist, the cans “represent a certain type of history of society of the last century where the packaging was non junk, it was reusable.” The usage of recycled tin is a cornerstone of her creative practice; she often lets the graphic quality of the material lead the path of creation. She claims to be a “passionate collector and, at the same time, a destroyer of these objects.” Cecchi’s work often embodies abstracted text or full words. The title of this piece, GRRR, is the composition’s soundtrack and a salute to the literary pyrotechnics of the American author Tom Wolfe, whose highly experimental writing incorporated onomatopoeia (words that sound like what they describe), free association, and eccentric punctuation. Cecchi has studied with leading artists Giampaolo Babetto and Manfred Bischoff at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence and graduated from the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Her work is represented in private collections in Europe and the U.S.
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches