The Inner Metamorphosis

A Journey Through Loneliness
‘The Inner Metamorphosis. A Journey through Loneliness’ is a project inspired by the artist’s experience. It represents a journey of reflection and personal growth through loneliness.
The metamorphosis of the butterfly has been used as a metaphor to narrate the lonely experience of the artist while adapting to her new life in London.
A big city, a lot of people, but I am lonely
a long list of contacts but no real connections
I am lonely, weighed down by a rock
The fear grips me and all around is just dark
The exhausting battle has started
Only a hug can beat the loneliness
Now I can see myself reborn in the mirror
I can fly freely together with others.
The metamorphosis is has been accomplished.

Invisible Loneliness

A big city, a lot of people, but I am lonely

Illusion of Connections

A long list of contacts but no real connections

Heavy Like A Boulder

I am lonely, weighed down by a rock

Deep Dark

The fear grips me and all around is just dark 

Exhausting Battle

The exhausting battle has started

Acceptance Hug

Only a hug can beat the loneliness

Rebirth of Self

Now I can see myself reborn in the mirror 

Fly of Freedom

I can fly freely together with others.

Metamorphosis

The metamorphosis has been accomplished. 

This project has been exhibited at Cluster Illustration Show,
1 – 5 May 2019, at Ugly Duck, London.
For the show, Ilaria created an interactive illustration as the last piece of this project. People could stick a cut-out piece on the canvas that originally had a simple illustration of a butterfly egg on it. They could get involved in transforming the artist’s initial illustration into something new and community-driven. By doing so, they had the possibility to do a metamorphosis all together to overcome the loneliness.