"Art for me has always been a journey, a continuous discovery of landscapes and colors, traditions, superstitions and folklore. A journey that transforms, enriches every form of thought and manages to merge essence and harmony of things."
Patrizia graduated from the artistic high school and got her University degree from the Academy of Fine Arts, she participated in various collective and painting competitions. Her journey through ceramics was born over the years from precise research, especially on the peasant culture and traditions of Sicilian folk art. It is a sort of reconquest for what is being lost, such as faith through devotional bricks, the angels protectors of the house, the anthropomorphic vases almost superstitious in a poor and suffered land. “My Sicily is sea, it is land, it is the sound of alleys and popular devotion. In its Blue that surrounds the yellow, the green, the orange I have always seen the courage of the challenge, handed down, disputed. A land dominated by different conquerors throughout its history, but for causes of love has faced any war. I have always seen the jubilation of its colors as its rebellion against freedom and I have tried to transport and transform it on canvas, in sculptures, among the glazes of the ancient art of majolica”.
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Patrizia La Bua defines her art as a journey through ceramics; in fact her works have been increasingly enriched during her career as a ceramist where she proposes her art through the decisive strokes and intense colors of her majolica. Splendid are the religious theme tiles that represent madonnas, saints and angels, faces and figures wrapped in the warm colors of Sicily, his source of inspiration.
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