1. Dear Maria Luisa, three words to depict who you are
MLC: I am a chaser of images. As I don’t get them around myself, l get them from the inside of myself.
2. Three words to tell us about the role of creativity in your work
MLC: Creativity and the artist’s work live of a mutual breath. As there’s one you’ll always get the latter.
3. The very first time this would have been the mission in your life
MLC: When I was at nursery my teacher was so proud about my drawings that she used to show them to all the children at school.
4. What is fundamental for your art to take concrete shape
MLC: I need plenty of time, and it has to be of a peculiar quality, not just time to spend.
5. The compliment that gave you the most of joy
MLC: Some people wrote that starting the day watching my pics on the web was making it a better day.
MLC: The one asking you what you are supposed to say with your photo.
7. The critique you cannot fight back
MLC: Some say my pics have very little to do with reality.
8. Art and food feed people (in different ways, I agree). What is your favorite food?
MLC: There’s plenty I do love. But my favorite is extra bitter dark chocolate.
9. If your creative inspiration came from an ingredient, what would it be?
MLC: As I am from Calabria I am used to eat hot and spicy plates. In my opinion red peppers enhance taste and I like to think that it also heals my inspiration.
10. Whatever your next artistic project, as a dish what should it be?
MLC: I’d like to develop a creative project where every single item – sharp and vivid – contributes to a unitary summa of perceptions. It’s almost like an orchestra. The equivalent could be a rich fish soup: every ingredient delivers colors, consistencies, tastes and smell for the balanced harmony of an extraordinary dish!
Thanks to Maria Luisa Corapi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/mluisa/
Main picture “Impressions of Maxxi in Rome”, second picture “Facing an Artwork”, third picture “Pre-digital Archive”