The dial of a correctly made sundial is not just a simple timepiece but it’s a sky above faithful mirror’s, the point where motion, time, shadow and light are merging. The most fascinating form of time created in the most different shapes and materials, in which the precision of celestial mechanics expresses the essence of time and the rhythms of nature.
Works capable of marking time with the precision of a minute, but which must necessarily be designed for the installation place.
Gardens, excellence place destined for leisure and beauty, in which we try to recover from everyday life frenzy, are the ideal environment to install sunidals observing time flow and the nature harmony seasons cycles.
Horizontal dials, armillary spheres and other types of classic or modern sunifals, specifically made with suitable materials for lasting even outside. Also used as prestige works to decorate entrances, squares or any other place of representation. Apparently they are as still and inanimate as all the other sculptures, but as soon as the sun illuminates them, they are animated by the shadow that moves on them bringing them back to life.
Even more fascinating than seeing the diagram of the ecliptic frescoed on a wall, it is possible to observe it traced on a transparent dial facing the sky.
Vertical dials to be placed in the garden or on terraces. These are made in transparency on glass plates using different engraving or satin finishing techniques, also created on commission according to the required variations. They can be easily installed since they can be oriented precisely after being positioned.
Ancient dials and modern gnomonic installations
They represent the two souls of the same atavistic human need to measure time, in an exercise of style that combines past and present, tradition and modernity, through a heritage of historical, artistic and cultural knowledge often difficult even to imagine, using the time as a common thread, an element that has always been considered an incorruptible and absolute entity, constantly debated between philosophy and physics up to the latest statements of modern science for which “time does not exist”, at least as we have considered it until now.