Mari di luci
Description by the artist
Mari di luci (Sicilian for A sea of lights) is the title of this artwork. Having created this lamp as well as other artifacts with the coral as the main actor for me has the purpose of sensitizing those who observe the artwork, the need to safeguard the marine environment that surrounds our land and at the same time maintain strong roots of our tradition … giving it “continuity” … I made the base of the lamp with the technique of working with clay slabs and with the help of raku technique in decoration.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The processing of red coral from Trapani is an art that dates back to the eleventh century, when the Arabs ruled in Sicily. Since then, skilled Sicilian coral masters have created real masterpieces, such as nativity scenes, necklaces, bracelets, liturgical objects … in which the coral is often coupled with copper, gold, lava stone. Princes, cardinals, popes and wealthy aristocrats were among the great clients.
(photo) A Sicilian fisherman in 1800