ARTISTIC TRAILS IN
THE CINQUE TERRE NATIONAL PARK
History of men and stones
This is how I chose to narrate them -
without heroism or vauting, without "affability" or
idealism. I painted men of times gone by who saved their land by
raising walls, stone upon stone. These men decided to undertaked
this opus independently, that is without subjection, and this is why
upon seeing their portayal someone commented, "there's toil but
also serenity in their faces". Hard but serene faces. faces
like the landscape with wrinkles like furrows that do not welcome
impostors, jesters or the high and mighty, but seeds of freedom.
Ipainted men that prop up the land: one passes stones between
strawberry trees and honeysuckles, another places stones among
salamanders and yet another hits the stones and frightens the jays.
OF MEN AND STONES