“Ti Amo – III”
60″ x 48″
Tommaso Ciaffoncini was born in Urbino, Italy. He attended the Istituto d’Arte d’Urbino where he received a degree in Fine Arts. Soon after, Tommaso was accepted to the prestigious Art Institute, Corso Superiore d’Arte Grafica (today known as ISIA Urbino), where he graduated with a degree in Graphic Communications.
In 1981, Tommaso moved from Rome to the United States, where he established and pursued his career as a graphic designer and creative director. After working for a number of successful creative agencies, Tommaso was inspired to start his own award-winning agency in 1985, Origo Branding Company, developing design and advertising strategies for organizations around the world.
“The theme of “Ti Amo” is a need, or almost a necessity, to scream out loud and declare your love with two simple but beautiful words,” says Tomasso. “I chose to use the Italian translation of “I Love You” because I learned to love so many things before I learned the English language. Over time, I recognized that we avoid saying these words, as we may be afraid that after we declare our love, we will not receive a reciprocal response. Finding the strength and the courage to tell someone (or something) how much they’re loved is to dig deep inside yourself. It is the only way to feel loved and to find happiness.”
Tomasso’s piece “Ti Amo – III” will be featured in Art for Life on September 15. See more of his work at ciaffoncini.com.