Mixed media painting on canvas, 12 x 12in. From Marcella’s Walls of Rome series, these pieces are made entirely of paper found in Rome, Italy while studying abroad in March of 2013.
Artist statement: “They are depictions of walls in Rome. Like a snapshot or taste of the aged walls in Rome that feature the layers and layers of textures from posters that have been wheat pasted onto walls throughout the city. Walls that have existed for hundreds of years and how they carry the history of it’s people and experiences of who inhabited the city over the years. Running your hand over the walls you can feel them talk to you. I was obsessed with that feeling and idea of “walls talking.”