Alessia Roselli (Italy)

How the idea for your silent story was born?

Piantala!, an artwork made with digital tecnique and erbs and spicies infusions, was born out of my indignation at the havoc being wreaked on nature and the need to tell the story of the vital importance of trees to Humanity.

What's the story about?

The harmony of the landscape is broken by a man armed with a saw who cuts down trees. His devastating action is uselessly rebelled against by the inhabitants of the forest, until the arrival of a wolf forces him to take refuge in a tree. From the unexpected embrace with the plant that saved his life, a new feeling is born in him: now he plants trees, and looks at nature differently.

Why have you decided to enter the contest?

Silent books have always fascinated me because they speak a universal language. Telling a story without the use of words and with the power of images alone is a challenge I have long aspired to and SBC 23 has allowed me to take on.


Teacher of advertising graphics and relationship counselor, she has behind him a career as art director and creative director in an international creative agency and as advertising manager for Italian railways. Today she’s working in the field of illustration, graphic design and visual narrative to raise awarness of respecting nature with her project “Gli alberi di Alessia” (“Alessia’s trees”).