Sculptures Clay and glazes
Single artwork


Description by the artist

My tribute to the Mediterranean Sea and its personification in “Thalassa” in Greek mythology, which I represent with corals and shells as hair. Entirely handmade, with the lucignolo technique, the unique colors result of “raku technique”.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Clay and glazes
Dimensions (cm): Height 34, Width 26, Depth 26
Weight (kg): 4.5
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Mediterranean Sea is the sea that bathes Sicily, an island that is located right in the middle of it and for this reason it has always been a coveted land for the control of the entire area.Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Siceliots … sailed it with their ships. It is a sea rich in varieties of fish. It is a sea rich in archaeological finds from ships sunk over the centuries. It is a sea that 50 million years ago dried up and then tectonic uplifts led it to form the current mountains of Sicily. That’s why you can find shells and fishes walking on the summits of eastern Sicily. It is a sea that reminds us of the Temple of Venus Erice, the most revered temple of antiquity of sailors, right on top of Mount Erice, western Sicily. It is the mare Nostrum!

(photo) Erice, View of castle and surrounding landscape, 1800

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