Cattai's creative process begins inside the historical Battaglia Fonderia Artistica in Milan, a symbol of excellence and tradition in sculpture, and a factory renowned for the use of the ancient technique of lost-wax casting to make bronze artefacts. This is the birthplace of astonishing art projects, a cultural point of reference for young artists and designers, and where the Linfa series finds is rooted.
In truth, this series is an encounter of two materials, two stories, two worlds. It gathers together the two cultural environments of two distant cities, Milan and Venice: at the Fonderia, the artist remnants remains from other artists' bronze statues and, in the Venetian lagoon, on the island of Murano with glassmaster Andrea Zilio, she merge them with glass.
The result of this union is something unique: Linfa is a series of sculptures with a history and a personality that come to life by reinterpreting the ancient tradition of glass blowing and breathing into new life into the noble material of bronze.