Artist Blog by Valerio Polici

Still in the making and without a title, this work was taken on several trips to Sardinia. After the first lockdown was over, I started a collaboration with an American agency, taking virtual tours all over central Italy. In my free moments, I shot a lot without a precise direction, hungry for something new after months of confinement at home. Quickly, the focus shifted exclusively to that island, animated by an indirect emotional bond. When he was just 20 years old, my father moved there for work, remaining there for three years, symbolically making it the place that marked his passage from youth to adulthood.

In addition to measuring myself for the first time with the landscape, it was a small act of love towards him and an exercise in imagination as to how this often deserted, inhospitable alien land might have first appeared to his eyes.

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