Illustrations for the poetry book - Talee by Beatrice Occhini

Beatrice Occhini is an Italian writer and translator from Catanzaro, Calabria.
Talee, in English Propagating a cutting, is a collection of poetry inspired by her life.

This was a beautiful and soulful project I was proud to work on. 
The book uses the metaphor of the botanical process of propagating cuttings dividing the structure in three sections;

1. Tagli - Cuttings

The process of cutting a plant stem

2. Radicazione - Rooting
After taking the cutting the stem it is placed in a sandy soil mix - this is a very delicate phase of the process.

3. Messa a dimora - Planting
The cutting finally creates roots and begins a new life a plant on its own.
 

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