The CORTECCIA (BARK) series, (is composed of) square (or rectangular) canvases (...). Each has been wrapped around the trunk of an age-old tree whose knotted and rough epidermis, using a frottage made with ashes and charcoal / grass and soil, preserves the imprint. Through the use this time of a technique much different from etching on copper, the active role of the element of nature returns in creating the image which, again, takes shape from a sort of mould, from the relationship between volume and void. The distance from ‘the original’ increases, making it difficult to identify its nature at a glance.
Marco Pierini, Terram Vertere, from the catalogue of the exhibition Federico Gori, Come afferrare il vento – Curated by Marco Pierini – ed. Gli Ori Editori Contemporanei, Pistoia 2015.
CORTECCIA (01, 03) - grass and soil on canvas - cm 180 x 180 - installation view, Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Taranto, MArTA, Italy, 2022.
CORTECCIA - grass and soil on canvas – environmental dimensions – installation view, Museo Ebraico di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 2015. photo credits: Ellebì
CORTECCIA (series) - charcoal and ash on canvas / grass and soil on canvas – cm 180 x 180 – installation view, Palazzo Fabroni Arti Visive Contemporanee, Pistoia, Italy, 2015. photo credits: Bärbel Reinhard