Alexandra Cicorschi lives and works in San Francisco, California. Her interest in wood as a medium emerged from her passion for making furniture, which became non-functional as her pieces evolved into more organic compositions.
In her artwork, strips of wood become her brushstrokes. Small movements inside wood grains influence large movements in interwoven flat sculptures. Open angles guide the fluidity of lines, telling a story of perpetual movement and transformation. Continuity is at the base of creation because everything evolves from something. Where we decide to start our story is just the act of deciding what segment to focus on.
Alexandra finds inspiration in elements of nature, such as tree knots, clusters of leaves and rock formations. Her interest in contemporary dance echoes in her artwork, in the dialog between large gestures, broken movements and repetition. Wood is a living material even after extensive human manipulation - cutting, milling, painting. Trees lose their organic appearance in order to fit our needs. Few people are aware that discarded slabs from demolition sites can have a history dating back many hundreds of years. By stripping and repurposing wood materials, her artwork reveals the organic origins of the objects surrounding us.