True art is cultivated from the depths of an artist’s mind, unaware of the potential. Art is symbolic in its existence, transforming the onlooker, of which the process was articulately explained at the eighth edition of Collector’s Desk. Organized by ARTRA Magazine and Saskia Fernando Gallery, the latest edition that took place on the 18th of October, was in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Sri Lanka together with Standard Chartered Priority and Sapphire Residences, ITC Hotels. The instalment was a much-anticipated occasion, hosting gallerist Susanna Orlando of Susanna Orlando Galleria Pietrasanta in Tuscany, Italy discussing the nature of contemporary art and contemporary Italian art since 1976. During this evening of art and conversation, Susanna Orlando enlightened the audience on the significance of contemporary art to collectors and its characteristics that enhance one’s lifestyle.