Stringiamoci a coorte
-Stringiamoci a coorte
120cm x 50cm x 60cm
This hand belongs to the father's mother whom died recently. The title takes us into the heart of the work that began as a reflection on Italy, a dedication to the modern condition of a country tired and in decline.
The work is also a reflection on the condition of women workers, represented by a hand marked by the experience, love and fatigue It poses in the rest position, the moment of pause and little recollection before a future finished. One face to the past, looking of a woman's employment status that concerns us and, concerns us as Sons, the only
condition, the latter, shared by the entire human race. The hand sculpture holds a rosary, this underline another aspect as the strong Christian interference due to the geographical proximity of the church in Italy.Beyond a positive reading of religion or not, it unfolds here as a feature of past Italian generations , which for most people led to a life of full dedication to the church itself. In the rosary there is also a lace insert, realized ad hoc, from one of the few coamings lacemaker from Burano.Here we have a tone of hope, given by the mastery in Venice and around the world have, in recent centuries, being distinguished for the excellence of laborious and native manufactures. This tribute to Burano lace wants to be a metaphor, positive and hopeful, of the quality handicraft, tipical in Italy.