This Artist Is Bringing Sicilian Lifestyle to Long Island

Jul 08, 2021 428

BY: Hannah Martin

“Idda means ‘her’ in Sicilian dialect,” says artist and designer Gabriella Picone. 

It’s a word she heard often growing up between New York City and Lipari, the Aeolian island off the coast of Sicily. Now it’s the name of her new studio, which she launched last year while hunkering down in another seaside locale, the North Fork of Long Island. What started with paintings, one-of-a-kind ceramics, and whimsical, limited-edition pareos (the sarong-like skirts worn by Sicilian women in hot summer months) is now expanding to include Italian-made home staples. 

A new pillow is decorated with female figures, while a tablecloth depicts a dreamy garden of Eden. All draw inspiration from the Sicilian lifestyle, especially its art of dining, which she has explored during the pandemic, getting into cooking for the first time.

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