I was born and raised in Firenze, Italy, where I spent the first 26 years of my life. I grew up immersed in the beauty of the Tuscan land, surrounded by visual art and deeply fascinated by the work of the old masters of the renaissance; Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo’s work opened my eyes to art, engineering and the incredible possibilities of human imagination and perception. Their work has shaped profoundly my way of looking at the world and I spent years studying and learning from their work.

Leonardo's work in particular taught me that it is possible to cultivate and excel both in the art and engineering fields. With that lesson and example in mind, I have pursued both paths from a very early age.

Today I work as software architect and engineer by day, and I balance my brain at night with various forms of art: drawing, sketching, painting, photography and sculpture.