What are the themes-the passions and deep interests, the peccadillos and
eccentricities that represent a life, that make a portrait uniquely recognizable?
These are the questions that Ettore Sobrero considers in his work, and the
questions he asks you to ponder in choosing a miniature library for yourself
or a loved one. To guide you, he offers a selection of themes especially
for Ottavia's friends:
Within each theme you may leave the details to Sobrero's
imagination. (We call this a 'standard' version, but in fact there is no
such thing. Each library is quite unique and no two are ever identical.)
Or, within a theme, you may suggest your own ideas
for a very personalized rendition: favorite authors, a family photo, a treasured
memory, a special award, a unique accomplishment to be reflectedů Sobrero
will work with your suggestions to create a customized miniature library,
in the same way that a painter gets to know his subject before making a
portrait. The final result is the artist's own interpretation, subject to
his tastes and the availability of materials.