FRANCESCO LUCATELLI – 2023
The concept of the installation is the millenary relationship between mankind and the woods. The artwork in its entirety represents the Wood Spirit seen as an anthropomorphic figure. The central part of the artwork is a focus on the encounter between man and nature. A trace of the wood’s DNA which underlines the millenary exchange of knowledge between the two parts. In the central area there’s a tree, next to which lies a tiny hominid, which is contemplating its magnificence. The difference in size between the parts emphasizes the respect we should have towards the whole natural world.
The rest of the artwork, legs, feet, shoulders and head, are realized with different types of wood which was collected on spot to create the muscle mass, the underskin of this anthropomorphic figure, as if the artist wanted to go beyond a mere representation of the exterior, trying to enter in the depths and investigating the interdependence between humankind and nature.