About Three Friends
In order to get the effect of extreme age and texture, Rolinda uses a ten-step process that allows her to manipulate her work to give it the essence that it has survived centuries. She wants the image to look like you found this amazing wall in Italy and found a way to bring it home with you.
The cracks are real; it is not a “crackle finish” and she encourages people to touch and feel the work. Rolinda wants there to be an element of imperfection in her work. To have things be imperfect gives a little grace and a sense of freedom. Only through this freedom can we attain a sense of calm.