Description by the artist
The inspiration to paint this Sicilian fruit, the ficurinia (sicilian for prickly pear), comes from seeing it almost like a sculpture with intense yellow flowers and orange-yellow fruits. Sicily is for me that fertile land where prickly pears have found their “home”, wild and spontaneous plants with their duci duci (Sicilian for sweet sweet ) fruits.
Details and dimensions
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
(photo) Roofs and prickly pears in Bagheria