Miniatures by CosediunaltroMondo
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What’s your first memory with miniatures?
My first purchase of a small slicer.
How did you first get started making miniatures?
I’ve always been passionate and attracted to small objects. I keep a collection, and from there, my interest turned to dollhouses.
Do you remember the very first miniature you ever made?
I bought and mounted a small wardrobe that I kept and love very much.
What is your favorite type of miniature to make, and why do you enjoy it so much?
Without a doubt, I like to make Italian food, because I like to eat. I especially like the specialties of our famous Italian cuisine.
What is the most challenging miniature to make?
The color palette that requires a very long time to make.
What advice would you give to new miniaturists?
To put so much passion and so much love and great humility into your work. Try to reproduce the objects as true as possible, maintaining their measures and putting yourself in front of the original full scale work.
Favorite miniature you own by another artist?
I have some of the famous kitchens by Philippe Bordelet, which I love. From these, I was inspired to create new stoves.
What inspires you?
The simple life. Everything that attracts me in its beauty and elegance.
What is the most memorable miniature you have ever seen?
There’s not any one in particular, because in my career I have met some wonderful artists who have made perfect and precious objects.
What is your hope for the field of miniatures?
I hope that Italy will become a culture of a lot of love and feeling, which unfortunately in Italy is disappearing. I hope that people can support each other to spread this passion of miniatures.
What would you like to see replicated in miniature that you have not yet seen?
Now in this moment I have no idea, because in 20 years of exhibitions, I have seen the world in miniature.
What’s to come from Mariangela Gagliardi?
As anticipated, I am producing beautiful miniature stoves since after Philippe’s work, there are not many pieces for collectors.
Other activities you enjoy?
I love to travel and I love to read. I love to look at books and to spend time with my wonderful children.
Anything else you would like to add?
That the world of the miniature is a fantasy world, which allows me to create and to dream, and that I will continue to do so with creative spirit in order to convey something to all my fans.
Mariangela Gagliardi Milano created the miniature brand of CosediunaltroMondo. You can see many more of her works in miniature on Etsy, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. You can also follow Mariangela on LinkedIn, Google+, and Facebook.