My work consists in the development of nature and enviroment related issues. The collections Extinction and Marine nature deal with this theme: the former refers to the extinction of species, spaces and civilization; the latter deals with the theme of desertification and sea preservation.
I understood the importance of nature and wildlife in my life since I was a child, when coming back from Kenya I had a strong African sickness (mal d'africa). The vision of vast, wild and uncontaminated spaces awakens man’s ancestral belonging to primitive state in which man lived in symbiosis with nature. Nowadays industrialism, technology, frenetic rhythms and virtual comunications have driven man away from his primordial genuineness and from respect for nature. I realized then how important it had to be for me to communicate a message of support towards nature, and to give my contribution to the wildlife conservation. In my artworks nature is represented in different forms and social meanings by referring to the progressive species extinction. The theme also refers to the disappearance of natural spaces because of deforestation, pollution and building speculation. In the artwork Kunene, telluric forms and desertic lands allude to the loss of liveable spaces. The disappearance of civilizations is instead represented in works such as Two worlds, damask and kasbah, in which the artistic traditions stand out to represent the last testimonies of a disappearing world.
The collection Marine nature is linked to the former, focusing on the theme of the sea as a primary resource and on the importance of waters, seascapes and seabeds preservation. The effects of overheating due to pollution, ice melting and advancement of desertification draw attention to the dramatic consequences of human actions. The absence of water, as in the artwork Desertification, represents the drought, the loss of the primary resource.