Nino Orlandi is a self-taught artist. In spite of his lack of formal education, has mastered a literary genre of sculpture. His pieces convey immense talent and dimension, apparent in his many works titled The Book of Life, The Magic Mountain and The Book of Dreams.
While Orlandi's books are for the most part blank, showcasing planks of wood in place of words, he has managed to relay intricate stories to his followers. This comes of the many characters that are present in his series, popping out of remarkable carved windows, bars and butterflies. He has at the same time played up on morose themes via his chilling images of clawing hands and muted whispers.