Part 3 Then comes the part of creating the mosaic. The first part is cutting the tiles. I already have a sample collection created over the years, with a small hammer and a “standard” mosaic trap, which I then retouch and modify during creation. I cut every material and color by hand, creating tiles of the measurements I need for the picture I want to create. A distinctive feature of my art, are the materials I use in addition to those of the mosaic such as: smalti, Venetian gold, stones and marbles to create the three-dimensional effect and depth. Therefore, you can find parts of rusty tools, pieces of furniture, antique crystals, porcelain experiments, etc., to obtain the desired effect, which is fundamental for me. Each wood is for me like a canvas for a painter. I draw a pencil sketch of what I want to do and gradually spread the glue and apply the tiles. I never do preparatory paintings. Once inspiration arrives, it’s already all in my mind. As I proceed, I already have the vision of what I will create, the shape, shades and materials. Once the mosaic has been created, I wait for it to completely dry and then, the final touch, I treat the wood with a specific product that nourishes it and enhances its colour.