Villa Panza | Activating Silence
Images and reflective passages from my summer visit to Villa Panza, Varese:
“I look out the window, at the sky, day or night, and I allow myself to be absorbed by silence. It’s not always easy. I don’t always manage to achieve this inner silence, this availability. And when I can’t, I’m disappointed … But when it works, it is for me a state of grace, as if for a few moments, a few minutes, I feel I belong to something infinite. I can do it here in my office, but I also sometimes do it while travelling or in the waiting room at the dentist’s or while I stroll the gardens. These moments of silence are restorative; I come back to myself.”
— from the book, Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza Collectors, An Interview by Philippe Ungar, page 35 (SilvanaEditoriale)
All photos by Abigail Doan studio | 2022.