U piru di Nicolosi
Description by the artist
As in an illustration of a fairy tale, the pear tree reveals its soul and transmutes into a young woman. It is immersed in a deep night, and merges with it through its clothes, almost disappearing, making itself invisible. It is night at night. In an animated game the young woman interacts with moths with golden wings, on the ground a rose bush takes shape, and on the opposite side prickly pears, symbol of our land, lie. While in the center the girl’s dress, as if it were dirt … rises up, to show a magical white cat, revealing the hidden spirit of the place.
Details and dimensions
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
(photo) Jean Houel, drawing of Montirossi, 1776, during the Grand Tour voyage