creeping

While residing in the South-Italian community of Casaterra in Puglia, the artist was engaged in helping neighbors to rebuild a traditional shelter, known as a ‘trullo’.

Its environment of pine trees, with lots of cones having fallen to the ground, stimulated the artist to contemplate upon processes of creeping and accumulation. Numerous cones were picked up, collected and assembled in a circular arrangement without particular use. The accumulated pine cones impress the viewer with a sense of how the forces of nature and time are producing their own inpredictable imprints of change in texture and shape, in which the original arrangement itself is gradually whithering away.

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installation / pine cone / Casaterra Residency / Puglia / Italy

2008