Description by the artist
The dish represents Trinacria, but with a very attractive appearance. I wanted to represent the face of a very beautiful woman, just as our island is beautiful; very rich, that’s why the jewels and pearls like the many masterpieces that enrich it. There is no shortage of snakes, a symbol of many cultures and religions and ears of wheat, a symbol of fertility. I wanted to add different textures to represent the diversity of our landscapes which make Sicily even more fascinating.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The Trinacria is the symbol of Sicily. It is a Gorgon (mythological monster that petrified with a gaze whoever observed it) with three legs and typically, here in Sicily, spigacrinita, or with ears of corn instead of hair. The island, in fact, was one of the granaries of ancient Rome (which conquered Sicily in the third century BC). The three legs of the Trinacria also recalls the shape of Sicily, triangular.