Sculpture in terracotta and metal oxides with white marble base
A series of works dedicated to Nature, to the changeability of time and seasons.
The work, which belongs to a limited series of 10 pieces, all unique and original, well represents the place where it was made, in fact, the artist's atelier overlooks the waters of Lake Como in a small fraction of Bellagio, frozen in time, at the entrance to the Villa Melzi complex, famous all over the world for its botanical gardens, exotic plants, always perfect and luxuriant.
'Leaf' is a large, magnified, leaf, a botanical element fixed in time, an unrepeatable form, a single moment, a single light. It is nature that takes the upper hand, which becomes the protagonist.
The material is part of the Italian culture, terracotta, painted with metal powders and natural oxides, the leaf floats on a thin, metallic stem. Anchored to the earth by means of a marble, soft and rounded, almost liquid, almost like a lake. The complex is harmonious, light and elegant, the result of a manual and artistic skill that has historical roots.