“An etching is immutable. Everything that modified the initially blank printing plate leaves its mark on the paper. You can track errors, hesitations, regrets. This is what make etching [an etching o etchings] unique and very similar to human life. I don’t want my prints to be perfect I want them to tell about every aspect of life even bad ones” says Veronica Azzinari (1987 Milano. Lives and works in Urbino).
In her works the human body is connected with mother nature though icons made up by the artist and don’t belong to any particular belief or religion. At the
same time,they are very influenced by the old tradition of alchemy and by the symbology of pagan rituals and prehistoric art.
Immutabili depicts a human body as in the Holy Shroud, a linen that is believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth, and that since XVI Century is preserved in the Cathedral of Turin, the city where the book was printed. On the front side, the symbols recall the life of nature and the flow of waters, where as the back is related to earth, air and time.