Description by the artist
Second-fire ceramic painting. The bowl of the lamp is modeled, goes through bisque firing, then the bowl is glazed and painted and goes through glaze firing for the vitrification. The lamp is then completed with the help of lampholder and lampshade, and has a golden decoration as if to represent a stage curtain. The curtain opens and the shining sun of the beautiful Sicily is staged . Charming and austere creates the scene with the clouds, like a character in a world out of time.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The world of the artist’s fairy tales is represented here by the Sicilian Sun (u suli in Sicilian), fundamental element and great symbol of the island. Sun and Sicily walk like one word, like two inseparable twins. The Sun in Sicily was identified in the god Apollo and the Doric temple of the Greek West is dedicated to him: the temple of Apollo in Syracuse (VI BC), whose ruins still stand imperious, 2500 years later, in the center of Ortigia.
(photo) Syracuse in 1800