Description by the artist
Print on canvas, with retouching by the artist. The color of sunsets sometimes blend and mingle with those of dawn…After the end there is always a beginning. Dama Salinea is an extraordinary and intelligent woman, a lover of her land and shows off with purity and honor part of her beloved Sicily. The mills on her head, together with the piles of salt scattered in her hair, are the same color of the sunset. As an earring a flamingo that recalls one of the most magical and enchanting periods of the year in this fantastic pond. Behind her a row of tanks used to extract salt.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The western coast of Sicily is characterized by a series of salt evaporation ponds which, especially in the past, gave work to many Sicilians. Famous are the ones between Trapani and Paceco. It is a magical place of great charm and poetry. The white hills of salt, the mills with their propellers, the tanks for the collection designed with the walls in the middle of the sea, the extraordinary presence of pink flamingos, the dwarf palm, the most beautiful sunsets in the world that are a rainbow of a thousand colors, and the island of Mozia founded by the Phoenicians, just in front, along with the other contiguous islands.
Photo Trapani, View of the city and the harbor from the salt flats, 1791