I collect some ash, I model it and bring it back to a solid form

Untitled, ash cone, h 30 cm, 2008 – in progress (photo by Pier Luigi Dessì)

Untitled, ash cones, h. 30 cm, 2008 – in progress (photo by Pier Luigi Dessì)

 gen 16, Nuoro, Saint Anthony’s bonfire. 10:16 p.m.

AB – …….so, I’ll be back tomorrow morning to take some ash and coal. Now it’s too hot.
GL – Ok, but don’t be late, otherwise you won’t find anything (laughing).
ABWhy’s that?
TCBecause everybody come here to take it. Coal and ash are some kind of lucky charm.
AB – A lucky charm? How’s that?
TC – Some say that if you keep some ash and coal at home the devil will keep away.

Untitled, ash drawing 1, ash on paper, 50 x 70 cm, 2016 (photo by Pier Luigi Dessì)

Untitled, ash drawing 2, ash on paper, 30 x 40 cm, 2015

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