Spring table setting by artist Coralla Maiuri
Coralla Maiuri says that a dining table can be changed every day to not be the same as the day before.
She loves to tune in onto half tones as well. Hence different tables for rainy days, for memories, for companionship.
This one is the spring table, which for sure isn’t a half tone, here nature’s chaos is just about to burst. It reminds the sounds of an orchestra fine tuning their instruments before coming together and playing as one.
The tablecloth reproduces her large glazed plexiglas painting, two large yellow clods flying in the sky and a small arch of grass blades. Apexes of hyacinths bulbs sprout from the tablecloth as if crossing the table; some glasses are filled with grass blades; others with water of the same color of the flowers, as if announcing the imminence of the great prodigy the nature is.
The plates of Coralla Maiuri are the leading actors of this fresco. They belong to different collections, together they are a playful mix. Some have a primeval dot in the center; others have seeds and pollen chasing each other in a spiral. Musical instruments keep fine-tuning, a rabbit must have run on the table because it has scattered earth here and there.
A puppy barks; the daffodils get rid of their vases putting on show their beautiful tangle of clear roots.
For sure there will be on the table stir-fried chicory, broad beans and ricotta cheese.
“I enjoyed setting this table”, says Coralla Maiuri, “because I think it represents nature pressing to come out, the cheerful chaos of this time of year, the joy of feeling invaded by the never ending eros of life.”