Description by the artist
Sicily and prickly pear an inescapable binomial, this succulent plant is part of the context of typical Sicilian rural landscapes. The lateral finishing similar to majolica tile, allows the work to be exhibited without a frame.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
Prickly pears are one of the great symbols of Sicily. They grow everywhere: on the sides of cliffs, in gardens, on the roofs of abandoned houses, on the sides of roads … Its fruit (ripe by the end of August) is delicious and much loved by Sicilians who also make rosoli and mostarda, a sweet typically prepared in jars, with the addition of carnations, cinnamon and almonds. Gelo is also very appreciated, a sort of gelatinous cream. Prickly pears were imported by Arabs during their domination (IX-XI century).
(photo) Sicilian seller of snails, early 1900