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I RAMI CHE RACCONTANO

2022

Acrylic & photocatalytic paint on concrete wall

8.6 x 5.35 x2.1m

The trees of Rome tell the origins of Rome, the conquests of the empire, the defense of the country during the war, the improvement of our quality of life, and will also improve the future of the city. Considering their positions on the maps, both topographical and reticulated, I Rami che Raccontano invite the viewer to follow a constantly changing map, despite being historical. Using photocatalytic paint, the mural functions as do trees, eliminating smog.

Quercia del Tasso: The trunk of a historic tree, struck by lightning in 1843, commemorated with a plaque.

The almond tree of Villa Gloria: The trunk of the surviving almond tree under which Enrico Cairoli passed, having  a bullet pass through him in 1867, and into the tree.

The Paulowina of Chiesa Nuova is a tree that is usually found in parks, but exists in the cityscape  thanks to the presence of a fountain next to it.

Saint Dominic's orange tree was brought from Spain to Rome in 1220, still splendid and luxuriant today.

There is a legend that the fig tree where Romulus and Remus were raised is located under Domus Augustus.

The seeds of the first peach trees were found under Metro C, which are considered to be the first ones brought to Rome from Persia.

The Canfor of Via Cernaio is a monumental tree, a symbol of the importance of secular trees, which have the same benefits as 70 young trees.

Cypress by Michelangelo: There is a legend that a cypress in the cloister of the Baths of Diocletian was planted by Michelangelo.

This project was made possible by the generous Arte in Costruzione grant by Ricci S.p.A.

Photo Credits:

Claudia Rolandi  and Marta Ferro

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