Patrizia Molinari (Senigallia)
“The work of Patrizia Molinari extends beyond the frontiers of the realms of land and sky, creating a world capable of rendering the visible invisible, or celebrating, at one and the same time, the ascendency of life and the ascendency of death, so as to lead us towards the notion of the angelic being presented to us by Rilke in his Duino Elegies. A word apart, in which the boundaries between the “here” and the “hereafter” are done away with, creating an infinite unity.
In his commentary on Rilke’s Elegies, Daniel Zamora states that, "The angels are in contact with those who came before us, with the dead, with those who preceded us and with the beings of the future". And this is the point at which one wonders whether those beings that beings that move about between the sensory and the extra-sensory realms are poets. … Rilke’s Elegies are of use in determining parallels with the angelic gaze of Patrizia Molinari, a look ever more timeless and distilled, guided by intuition, and buy a sixth sense, that allows her to move through the things of this world, as well as through the imperishable world. There is an example in her work that hearkens back to that angelic path, to that union of sky and earth, when she reaches the island of Ikaria (2007), an angelic wing that evokes Icarus’ fall into the sea. The stone and the hard land of the most utopian island in all of history and literature sets in motion angelic virtues that transcend the lives of human beings and combine in that proposal of elevation all of time, past, present and future, as the mark of man’s yearnings.