Il Fiore, Biennale di Venezia 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura Culture-Nature, Spazio Thetis Arsenale Nuovo, Venezia.

ANNO 2010
TECNICA Stainless steel, wood, glass, concrete and fibre optics
DIMENSIONI 350 x 340 x 470 cm (137.8 x 133.8 x 185 in)
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This is an innovative, multi-expressive work, presented at the Thetis Space gardens inside the Venice Arsenal during the 2010 Architectural Biennale in the Culture- Naturex collateral show.

The installation concerns nature and its union with culture updating the concepts of nature, agriculture, energy, design and eco-compatibility.
Shapes, materials, lines, signs, show themselves to be complementary and opposite: glass, wood, steel, all speak of a planet built by man in divergence or agreement with nature.

A central vertical element that grows from the ground, bears the mark of a yellow “bud”, centrepiece of the surrounding nectar around which the petals take shape. The reflections of light on the steel in the corners and on the surfaces create a myriad of facets of light which spread all through the work. The wood brings out the wavy structure that rises and falls in a game of fluid and continuous movement. The transparent glass form carves small visual glimpses for the spectator immersed in the sculpture and surrounding park. A series of LED lights allow the work to remain lit and continue to dialogue with
the night sky.

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