The sea at night

I know the sea at night. Beginning in childhood, on summer nights I would go for a swim in the sea. And still now, just like when I was a child, I dive into the night water, swim below the surface, reemerge and look toward the shore or toward the light of the moon or up at the starry sky. It is a challenge, a return, a joy and a fear, a pact with a god that keeps going.

The wall sculptures, Mare di notte (The Sea at Night), show the depth and the mystery of the unconscious and of the human soul that even when it emerges is hidden. The fluid, nocturnal figures that emerge will never completely reveal themselves. Just like our most unconscious desires, our latent emotions can never be completely revealed to us.