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Forme nel tempo

ice, watercolour on paper  50x70 cm 
Forme nel tempo (Forms in Time) is an attempt to paint a small block of ice resting on the same sheet of drawing paper on which the portrait is made.
If, in the work L'attesa (Waiting), the viewer watches helplessly as the ice melts, he can observe the repeated attempts to capture its beauty in a portrait that settles in layers that capture the phenomenon's evolution.
The watercolour uses only the melting water from the block of ice, resulting in contamination of pigment and water subtraction.
Two traces remain on the paper, the first a residual sign of the ice, of its past existence, the second a vain attempt to stop time passing.

Photo credits: Nico Covre

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