SPHERE

Pietro Gellona e Maurizio Vescovi – 2013

The reflections of Pietro Gellona and Maurizio Vescovi on architecture and the landscape, art and nature take on the shape of a sphere. A geometric solid that only human action and not the forces of nature could produce in this type of environment, it is composed of a central core made up of circular sectors in wood, covered with zinc mesh and slabs of grassy turf. The layer of plant matter breaks up the smooth and perfect uniformity of the sphere, recalling the irregularity of plant life and adding a tactile element to the solid. Like a marble rolling along the trail that has been marked out, the massive plant globe is placed right in middle of the path, rerouting visitors around the work to trace a new track that circumscribes it.