As in fairy tales, sometimes things happen without wanting to look for them, so simply, because lives and people intersect in paths that most often have the taste of infinity.
Working with hay is complex, tiring and sometimes very painful because the dry stems pierce the sin, causing injuries to hands and feet.
You have to bend and work every single tuft with great concentration and to achieve this result I have always used the music of Giovanni Sollima, able to carry me away to “other” places and flood me with passion.
And for this reason, I did not want words as a background to the video telling my work, but I wanted the music that accompanies me every day in my search for the sublime.
I was told that you have to pay the rights and I thought that I would look for Maestro Sollima and I would offer him an exchange; that is how the first hay cello was born, and this was followed by a second one made at Teatro Valle during the performance of the 100 celli that, by magic, played to everyone's amazement.
It is nice to think that a blade of grass in its humility could have produced so much beauty.
- Measurements: about 1,20 m x 40 cm.
- Weight: 5 kg approximately
- Materials: Hay, Rope, Wood
- Price: upon request
The cello can be replicated mute or playing.
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The Orticola event in Milan, nurserymen and worldliness. Between ecology and new fashions.
It is a protest that led a woman from Friuli to become a sculptress using hay as raw material. "The theme of my work is the abandonment of the woods: the hay on our mountains was a value - explains Julia Artico -. I made dolls pigs mules. Then cellos. The cellist Giovanni Sollima asked me to build a hay instrument that he played at Teatro Valle in Rome. It seems strange but it does: hay plays. Extravagance is at home in Orticola.
Anna Tagliacarne (Corriere Della Sera)