From an early age I was used to appreciating art.
My father's house has always been a place who
painters and sculptors attended; it is natural to be
passionate about something when you breathe it
Growing up, the work led me to take care of good
food and above all cheese, a product rich in history.
The ancient art of making cheese, therefore, for
me could only marry with the art form for excellence:
From this idea and from friendship gained over
the years with a group of artists among the most
important of contemporary painting, all related
to Tuscany, by birth or by 'adoption', my dream
came true: Forme d'Arte, a small production of
particular cheeses, unique for taste and image.
After almost 20 years of tastings and presentations
of my cheeses in the vernissages of the
painting exhibitions of the artist friends, I decided
to do something that would pay homage to all
that they allowed me to do in these years, that
would talk about them and their work artistic.
I met Fabio Calvetti, a longtime and trusted friend,
and the project was born: 'flock of art's work' to
be carried around the world.
At this point we needed only one important curator
who was sensitive to the this theme and was
professionally prepared to take the idea forward
and transform it into reality.
When I asked Filippo Lotti to be the 'shepherd' of
my flock, his enthusiasm was explosive and overwhelmed
me. He chose and contacted other artists
in addition to those already at home in Forme
d'Arte, he explained the project and enriched it
even more by involving photographers who have
interpreted the artworks and then painters adhering
to this idea.
Now... the 'flock' is ready !!!
And before starting this transhumance I can only
give thanks to all the artists and a special thanks
to Filippo for the commitment and professionalism
that he put in this original initiative.