Along with Riccarda de Eccher’s 2017 exhibition Montagna, the Halsey Institute commissioned Hed Hi Media to create a short documentary on the artist. Featuring images of her work, an interview with her in her studio, and an original score by Nick Goldston, the film has won several awards from festivals including the Gotham Film Fest and the MountainFilm Festival.
Since birth, artist Riccarda de Eccher knew she belonged in the mountains. In this video, she speaks about her years of mountaineering and the exploration that enabled her intricate and intimate watercolors of the Dolomites. Her focus and precision come from deep love and knowledge of each peak she paints. She speaks to how mountains, climbing, and painting are her metaphor for life’s processes and her personal harmony.
By Madeleine Mitchell, Halsey Institute intern