Isabella Pavanti of Morphing Pot is another Instagram discovery I had made recently solely because she had liked one of my photos. Little did I know that I would stumble upon some incredibly whimsical and provocative wire art made by this Italian artist.
We share a commonality for the love of Jazz and Soul music and clearly a taste for curiosity and strangeness in art. “For several years, I have been bursting with enthusiasm, curiosity and creative anger– that wonderful, solitary adventure that art is for artists,” shares Isabella. This particular adventure that Isabella proclaims is one blended with experimental inquisitiveness and academic research to study and discover techniques and forms.
Isabella studied painting at the Art School in Milan, Drawing and Artist’s Book at the Graphic Int. School in Venice and Sculpture techniques at the Sculpture School in Treviso.
In describing her pieces, Isabella offers that the end product is a result of “good balance and harmony, with some ironic lightness, both in the use of materials and in the choice of pictorial subjects.” Her wire art is so precise in lines and yet so explicitly shaped by her own human hands that the resulted pieces appear like pencil marks on a piece of paper.
In addition to her wire art, Isabella also dabbles in creating sculptures and vessels, a favorite being this one. There is an adorable ending line to her website’s biography that reads, “Thanks to my wonderful husband who keeps me from floating away into the clouds,” which is undeniably where she dreams of such free-spirited creations…