Welcome to the former digital archive of my studio projects.
I am mothballing this website while I complete the migration of images and text to Twitter and Instagram.
Please feel free to follow me on Twitter for posts on traditional studio art instruction and "The Maker Movement" <<@luigi_teacher>>
And on Instagram for artwork uploads. <<@studio_cicala>>
*** ARTISTS STATEMENT ***
I create still-life compositions from objects that I find by chance in New York City. Arrangements frequently include action figures, toys, and curiosities which evoke the human figure or imaginary narratives. These tableaux become points of departure for new drawings, paintings, and sculpture - often at a large scale. By casting mass-produced objects and overlooked museum artifacts into new roles, I discover relationships within images or between objects that would otherwise remain hidden. I draw, paint, and sculpt to find what will only exist if I create it.