Description by the artist
The woman with fish (Donna pesci in Italian) in her hair and turban, represents a modern and traditional look at the same time. The colors are vivid, bright and vibrant, contrasting with the black clay, obtained in reduction with Raku firing. The image is composed of several refractory clay majolica tiles joined together, modeled, engraved, painted and fired according to the ancient Japanese technique. Finally, applied on a wooden base and framed by a hand-painted frame.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The sea, as much as the Sun, the Prickly pears, the Temples, Etna … is an eternal source of inspiration for all Sicilians. A Sicilian without the sea really feels like a fish out of water. The sea is wide horizons, sense of depth, openness … all things that a Sicilian carries inside and of which he cannot do without.
Photo: Vendicari, tower ruins seen from the other side of the bay, 1908