The Inner Metamorphosis

A Journey Through Loneliness

Ilaria‚Äôs work is inspired by her experience, it represents a journey of deep reflection and personal growth through loneliness. 

The metamorphosis of the butterfly has been used as a metaphor to narrate the lonely experiences of the artist, an experience which has been particularly felt during the process of adapting to a 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 the project. People had the possibility to stick a cutout piece on the canvas that originally had a simple illustration of a butterfly egg. They could get involved to transform the artist’s initial art into something community driven and doing so, they could have the possibility to do a metamorphosis all together to overcome the loneliness.