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Bright colors and delicate signs reflect the synthesis between her city of origin, Trieste, and the city of her soul, Paris. Tamara Sturm is an illustrator and teaches at the Comics Academy in Trieste.
"Let's say that when I meet someone new and want to get to know them and think "I'd love to give them a drawing as a gift, I'd like to know what their favorite things are, what they'd like to have as a reminder of themselves", I get so excited and want to create that I realize that mine is definitely a passion that has never faded over time. I also believe that giving a drawing as a gift means making people feel heard and loved".
"I have always had Paris in my heart and in fact I am very inspired by its romantic atmospheres and I think that if my illustrations had a voice, they would speak in French. In real life I have only lived in Paris for three months but with my mind I am often still there. And in fact in my lab at home I have one large painting that is a photograph of the view of Paris from above and it almost looks like a window to me; it makes me feel as if I can magically return to that tiny studio in Montparnasse and then back to Trieste, as soon as I put down my pencil and watercolors. The Ville Lumière undoubtedly is a wonderful city but for me more than anything else it symbolized the romantic place of dreams where I could allow myself to be myself and share my art."