Material: A trunk oxidized by the sea, oil colours, nylon threads
It was cold that day, that cold winter day was too windy for sailing. Too late to go back, I... Read More
It was cold that day, that cold winter day was too windy for sailing. Too late to go back, I was already there, looking at the sea, too early to go back. It was the perfect moment, nobody around, I was alone on the beach. With a pale sun and the wind blowing on my face, alone with a desire for infinity. It was then and there that I saw him – and that he saw me. This rock was letting a root embrace him. They were moving, she was strong, intertwined with this small yet hard rock. It was as if the plant grew a heart, and it was then and there that I realised what he would become: a pulsating engine, a heart, the soul, the essence of living.
A trunk oxidized by the sea, oil colours, nylon threads, polyurethane resin coating, intermittent LED system with control unit.
PROJECT Unità Polimateriche [Units from multiple materials] is an artistic project which began almost 20 years ago, when I started mixing the materials together, merging them without distorting their essence. My intention is to reshape objects of daily use into new ones with a different function, and an added value. The aim is to come closer to the anatomical forms of the human body employing biological elements, such as wood.Often, these biological elements are recovered from abandoned places, sometimes washed ashore. Elements which were once alive, which started decomposing and deforming with time – still, they possess an inner meaning. Hence, the artistic production consists in making these inner meaning emerge from the very materials they already inhabit.The desire to realise anatomical human forms starting from wood emerges from the connection between human being and nature, between being and matter. Human beings and nature share a lymph which generates, creates, dies and finally returns to nature. Unità polimateriche is a multidimensional reconstruction of the natural processes of life and death. We coexist and we need to share in order to coexist. This is the chemistry communicated by these coloured hybrid shapes: “every tree, every trunk, every human being has a story, a story to tell, a story to make people dream”.