There are people who use sophisticated techniques to produce art. That makes us, often, confuse art with virtuosity or sheer technical skill. However, if you take the complex technical component out of it, you can discover that art can be simple afterall and is, literally at your hand's reach. This was late Italian artist Mario Mariotti's understanding.
Mariotti (1936-1997) tried out various forms of artistic expression before discovering the potential of using his hands. The resources used were few and, nevertheless, Mariotti's imagination was immense and striking. Using paints, some simple props, such as strings, tooth picks and buttons, and his own hands, he created all sorts of elegant and expressive human and animal figures. Few people carry with them the gift to transport art with them and, with a magic gesture, show it to us on the palm of their hands, just like Mario Mariotti did.
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