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Faded Garden

2018

Faded Garden

 

 

This work stems from a suggestion coming from the Italian garden and the elements that compose it; the posthumous scenario consists of fragments of statues abandoned between moss and ivy, where an imaginary and almost adrift artifact emerges and reinforces the idea of ​​catastrophe, of which, however, we cannot understand the causes. At the same time, there is a strong poetic component, emphasized by the idea of ​​the night as a perennial guardian of secrets. The fragments of the sculptures have been treated as real photographic supports, through the technique of rayography; by exposing plant parts resting on the emulsified surface of the statue to a light source, I factually and metaphorically impressed on them the shadows cast by the trees, as if they were hit by moonlight, thus evoking a night space.