As I stroll through the streets of Ortigia, ceramic vases shaped like human heads,seem to greet me from the balconies. Some greet with flowers, others with peppers and basil. Ornaments flood the city’s historic center, with shapes and colors. But a dark story hides behind them: Myths tell that in the 1100s when Sicily was still under Arab rule, a young […]
Walking down the street, I saw you. Costumed puppets do their job. Where the “Pupi,” the village theater, persists, without fading away. Day after day, the epic poem of the paladin “Orlando Furioso,” is recited by them, who only know how to smile. After the unrequited love of the pagan princess Angelica, Orlando Furioso destroys everything in his path. On the […]
On the canvas,as if frozen in time, they seem to await a spell to set them free. Like rusty bells, waiting to ring again,treasures locked away, sand and wind, The Guardians. This painting is made using acrylics, aerosols and markers. Painted on canvas.
Archimedes, born in Syracuse in 287 BC, was a Greek physicist, engineer, inventor, astronomer, philosopher, and mathematician. History tells us that he was killed by a Roman soldier during the Roman conquest of Syracuse, despite there being orders not to harm him. On the canvas I play, if only to remember him. This painting is […]
According to Greek mythology, the hero Perseus, who was half man and half god, the son of Zeus and Danae, was given the task of beheading the fearsome Gorgon, Medusa. Medusa, one of the three Gorgon sisters, had snakes for hair and the power to turn anyone who looked at her into stone. With the […]
Greek mythology tells that during one of his voyages, Odysseus was returning home with his men when they became trapped in the cave of Polyphemus on the island of the Cyclopes, which is modern-day Sicily. To escape and prevent the giant ogre from continuing to devour his men, Odysseus artfully got the Cyclops drunk with […]