FUOCO is the result of research on the Italian Alpine mountains for the remains of trees burned in natural fires.
Through the lost wax bronze casting technique, these remains have been transformed into objects of experimentation: the fragility of burnt wood becomes solid and permanent matter, completing a work already started by nature. Wood shaped by fire acquires a new meaning and crystallizes into bronze.
The bronze casting gives eternal life to the elements and mirrors what happens in a forest hit by fire: the matter permeated and crossed by the heat followed by the slow and necessary cooling that stabilizes the material.
The collection of objects investigates the symbolic meaning of fire – possibly mankind’s most important legacy – through the dichotomous aspect of death and rebirth, fear and strength, considered as the elements that have always driven man’s journey.