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Omaggio a Wilson Bentley

pigment and snow on canvas, cm 100x70 
2018

For years, NASA scientists have warned that future generations will no longer see snow. Anthropic action is in fact making the slow and natural process of the end of the Ice Age ever faster. As a tribute to Wilson Bentley, the American photographer who first captured the shape of the snowflakes at the end of the 1800s, giving rise to an archive of images exterminated and decisive in conditioning collective imagination on the shape of the snow, Laura Pugno intends to build her own personal archive of snow, trying to capture its multiple forms through sculptures, photographs, paintings. In Omaggio a Wilson Bentley the process implemented to capture the imprint of snow on the canvas is similar to the photographic one