In the Spotlight: Francesco Pergolesi

A star is a heavenly body shining with its own light. I believe every child thinks of his/her mother in these terms; energy from which to draw love, solace, and protection from the vastness of the dark.
I grew up among women, listening to their stories, and imitating their wise gestures. Each of them welcomed me gently, helping form my own identity. Stars is a “constellation” of women who are both normal and yet extraordinary. Each piece tells the story of a woman who has had a profound effect on me, as we enter their homes, and ponder the objects that inhabit their spaces. Each image is a theater of relationships, fragility, and ambitions, and the stars who have made me who I am. - Francesco Pergolesi