Paolo Vivian – 2012
The work of Paolo Vivian is a reflection on natural shapes and their material and figurative equivalents. The artist places a number of boulders in a clearing where the cows graze before reaching the mountain pastures. The natural rocks spanning the history of the Earth are like clouds coming together and dissolving, taking on shapes that might resemble real or imaginary animals.
The rocks are an earthly material and represent nature, while the clouds are the spiritual and ethereal aspect. By working on and with the stones, positioning them and adding iron components, the artist renders tangible previously undifferentiated presences that had gone unnoticed.