About the Artist

I was born in Trieste, a beautiful city on the sea, in the north-eastern Italy.
I’m a science divulgator, a physicist and a Museum operator.
During the lockdown, I started embroidering old postcards and photos that I collected at flea markets and antique shops.
Looking at these photos I wander about the past of unfamiliar people and places. With thread and needle, I trie to give them a new life by adding a colour, a particular, a phrase, in a “nostalgia operation” that makes you dream.

Artist Statement

Embroidering old photos for me is a form of meditation. The choice of the image, the material with which to embroider (cotton or silk), the colors and the stitches to use are for me a special moment, pervaded by calm and emotion. Adding color to a forgotten photo makes me grateful and makes me wander, in a nostalgia for times that I have never lived.

What are your “Treasured moments” & how do you connect it to your work?

Stopping to observe the beauty that surrounds us. Savor a little joy. Take a moment for yourself. Let yourself go to the memories, perhaps leafing through a photo album and welcome the nostalgia. These are my treasured moments. While I am embroidering I immerse myself in ancient memories, often enriched by dedications in the handwriting of other times.


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Charuka Arora

Charuka Arora is a creator at heart. An Artists, designer, podcaster & founder of Arts To Hearts Project. She is Internationally recognised artist
 known for her hand crafted Indian embellished collages & paintings.
Her work has been featured in several international worldwide blogs and publications, including create magazine, candy floss magazine, Fad magazine, The Jealous Curator, visionary art collective, art mums united, Indian artists book of colour to name a few.

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