Pyramid - 38° Parallel (Mauro Staccioli 2010) The site chosen for the sculpture of Mauro Staccioli is a light high ground in the territory of Motta d’Affermo: an outpost on the sea , in front of the excavations of the ancient greek city of Halaesa, whose geographic coordinates touch exactly the thirtyeighth parallel. The artist's work translates the abstraction of terrestrial dimension in creative metaphysical perception, and seals the close bond of the work to the geography of the place, in perfect harmony with artistic poetry which has characterized the artist's creations since the sixties.The work, a titanic empty tetrahedron realized in corten steel partially sunk in the rocky ground, shows a long fissure along the western edge. This sign describes exactly its existence in the specificity of the place and in the cosmic space. Like an introvert light, conscious witness of the cyclical and irreversible passage of time, the pyramid capture the solar light through the fissure, recording in its geometric inside the luminous reflections from the zenith to the sunset. From the immortality concept well-known correlated to the pyramid of the Pharaoh, takes the place the concept of transitoriness, through which the artist celebrates the life in its incessant dream to be eternal.
Depicts same location