The Sea is a work in progress. Different geographical points and a number of temporal encounters inspire the creation of a series of various works. The Aegean Sea, The Adriattic Sea, the North Sea. The sea in winter or in summer, sun-drenched or frozen, in daytime or at night.
Installation, Mosaic and water,
Claudius: How is it that the clouds still hang on you?
Hamlet: Not so, my lord. I am too much i’ the sun.
The work proposes an encounter with the sea within the luminous transparency of the night. It is an installation of a large, wall mounted mosaic, dimensions 2.40m x 2.70m made of very small black marble and copper tesserae displayed next to a water surface that permits its reflection.
The large mosaic creates a space that envelops the viewer as it presents an opportunity of contemplation in the dark. The night and the Sea invite us to face our losses and desires in silence and to carry on by reflecting on what is of most value.
The mosaic consists of thousands of small tesserae which forces our gaze to scan its surface constantly in order to actually see it. The bronze tesserae reflect the light while the brightness is altered depending on the viewer’s standpoint. The reflection of the mosaic in the water changes periodically due to a light intervention of air. The movement of the viewer and the shift of his/her gaze together with the work and its reflection in the water create an alterable space. The installation comments on reflection, "mourning" as a function of memory that can change the way we experience time and perceive our world but also in the displacing function of cartography (mapping).
HAMLET “Seem,” mother? No, it is. I don’t know what you mean by “seem.” Neither my black clothes, my dear mother, nor my heavy sighs, nor my weeping, nor my downcast eyes, nor any other display of grief can show what I really feel. It’s true that all these things “seem” like grief, since a person could use them to fake grief if he wanted to. But I’ve got more real grief inside me that you could ever see on the surface. These clothes are just a hint of it.