Studio Visit Book Vol. 1


Martina Buiat

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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