As part of the project Impronte, an event dedicated to the famous Italian shoe designer Salvatore Ferragamo, street & contemporary artist Gola Hundun was commissioned to create a public artwork in the little town of Bonito, where Ferragamo was born in 1898.
“Chiarezza di Luna” (Moonlight in Italain) is the name chosen by the artist, a concept which expresses the desire to freeze that moment in which the sun is not yet finally gone down but already the moonlight overlooks the landscape. It is a time when you can be stripped of the struggles and a breeze refreshes the body and the mind. It comes the night, that breeze relaxes the mind and you can focus on those thoughts that accompanied you during the working day and now, you can see everything with a greater clarity.
The artwork is inspired by a variety of elements related to the human nature and the animal one. A dark background mimics the night on which stands a forest of natural elements like leaves, birds, the golden moon and the profile of a mighty stag.
Artist Gola Hundun paints the wall (Image Credit: Antonio-Sena)
Hundun works on the contours (Image Credit: Antonio-Sena)
Background colour and the moon is finished (Image Credit: Salvatore Curcio)
Hundun works on the details (Image Credit: Antonio-Sena)
Hundun paints during the night (Image Credit: Annibale-Sepe)
The artwork is entirely permeated by the ambivalence of the central figure of the deer, which symbolize the wisdom of the forest and, on the other hand, the representation of the power of life and the creative nature. The deer catalyst power is mitigated by other elements on the wall like leaves and birds. The presence of birds is a detail which was born from the awareness of the artist about the “relaxing nature” of the harmonious flying which symbolize “freedom for the mind”.
Finished artwork during the night (Image Credit: Antonio-Sena)
As well as the participation of Tellas was very coherent with the project Impronte, in the same way the artwork by Gola Hundun recalls the Salvatore Ferragamo work whose used to include natural and animal elements in his creations, especially in fabrics and silk scarves.
Besides his excellent artwork, which gave new energy to the little square where children and kids usually spend their leisure time, Gola Hundun left a trail of pleasant human exchanges.
Public art encourages human interactions and exchange of ideas (Image Credit: Antonio-Sena)
Kids biking around in the neighbourhood (Image Credit: Salvatore Curcio)
Watch the video of the Impronte 2016 below:
Media partner: Ziguline, FrizziFrizzi, Gorgo, Orticalab and WideWalls.
Main Sponsor: Siem Ceramiche Arredobagno, Bruno Generators, Gruppo Coviello, Gelati Aloha and Grafica Metelliana.
Ente provinciale del turismo, Loffredo Arredamenti, Bcc di Flumeri, Gruppo Coviello, Tiscanet, Arredogamma, Proloco Bonito, l’Istituto Comprensivo L.V.Cassitto, Forum Giovani Bonito and Imbriano Macchine Agricole.
About Collettivo Boca:
Collettivo Boca is a heterogeneous group made of people united by love for art and proactive attention to the territory. The group comprises of photographers, geeks, serial communicators and street art enthusiasts. They put together ideas and energies in order to build projects for territorial improvement and social involvement. The group is open to cultural exchange and cooperation, and we are working to expand our horizons by involving the organizations working on the territory and accepting other constructive contributions.
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