Description by the artist
Beached sea wood, acrylic paint with metal base.
Sculpture made with beached sea wood, painted with copper-colored acrylic paint and metal base.
Through the creation of this work, I wanted to focus on the perception of the senses by observing forms without details that only the imagination that surrounds us can fill.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The Mediterranean Sea is the sea that bathes Sicily, an island that is located right in the middle of it and for this reason it has always been a coveted land for the control of the entire area.Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Siceliots … sailed it with their ships. It is a sea rich in varieties of fish. It is a sea rich in archaeological finds from ships sunk over the centuries. It is a sea that 50 million years ago dried up and then tectonic uplifts led it to form the current mountains of Sicily. That’s why you can find shells and fishes walking on the summits of eastern Sicily. It is a sea that reminds us of the Temple of Venus Erice, the most revered temple of antiquity of sailors, right on top of Mount Erice, western Sicily. It is the mare Nostrum!
Photo Sicily, map of joan martines, 1500