Description by the artist
The Trinacria symbol of Sicily here is represented with the symbol of wealth of the abundance of wheat and the taste of typical Sicilian fruits: the prickly pears that every Sicilian carries in his heart. The artwork, painted in oil and acrylic on round canvas, is three-dimensional as it contains real volumes created by the mixed material.
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The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The Trinacria is the symbol of Sicily. It is a Gorgon (mythological monster that petrified with a gaze whoever observed it) with three legs and typically, here in Sicily, spigacrinita, or with ears of corn instead of hair. The island, in fact, was one of the granaries of ancient Rome (which conquered Sicily in the third century BC). The three legs of the Trinacria also recalls the shape of Sicily, triangular.
(photo) Trinacria, early representation of the Trinacria, the symbol of the triangular island of Sicily, in a Roman mosaic floor in the ancient Tyndari