Fiora Gandolfi's interest in contemporary tapestry was born from the circumstance of finding herself cooped up day after day in a hospital room at the bedside of her husband who had suffered a heart attack. She found herself overcome by a desire to plunge into a new artistic pursuit that would suit the new rhythm of her life that compelled her to wander from one city to another.
The flexibility of a painting realized not with brushes but with wool makes the arras (or tapestry) the chief home decoration of the nomad. The arras can be put to multiple uses: as a blanket, a panel, a door, a dividing wall, a floor covering. This versatility, together with its capacity to demonstrate particular refinement and culture, rendered the arras amongst the most prized possessions in medieval times when the nobility often found themselves obliged to move from one empty castle to another, taking with them only linen chests and tapestries.
The tapestries have been published in Rakam magazine.