Homo faber event
One of my artworks has been chosen to be exhibited during the event!
The term meridian correctly refers only to the lines that indicate the passage of the sun on the meridian of the place and today it has become a synonym used for all the other sundials, which are also formed by other hour lines, and sometimes do not even contain the line sundial.
There is something extraordinary in the face of every sundial, the slow flow of a small shadow is enough to highlight the immense mechanism that moves it.
The face of a correctly executed sundial is not just a simple timepiece but is the faithful mirror of the sky above it, the point where motion, time, shadow and light merge. The most fascinating form of time made in the most diverse formats and materials, in which the precision of celestial mechanics expresses the essence of time and the rhythms of nature.
Works able to keep time with the precision of one minute, but which must necessarily be designed for the place where they will be built.
Sundials, no longer indispensable as in the past for the exact measure of time, are now made as prestigious works to enrich gardens and homes, condensing millennial history and traditions in their quadrants, also free to show the most abstract and conceptual aspects of time.
The gardens, places par excellence for recreation and beauty, in which we try to recover from the frenzy of everyday life, are the ideal environment to install sundials on which to observe the flow of time and the cycle of the seasons in harmony with the nature.
Horizontal dials, armillary spheres and other types of sundials, classic or modern, in any size, specially made with materials suitable to last over time even outdoors. Also used as prestigious works to decorate entrances, squares or any other representative place. Apparently they are immobile and inanimate like all the other sculptures, but as soon as the sun illuminates them, they are awakened by the shadow that moves over 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.