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Ethereal Wire Mesh Sculpture Towers Over an Italian Landscape Like a Fading Memory

Sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is known for crafting stunningly life-like figures with sheets of wire mesh. Using these same skills, the artist has created Incipit, a towering installation that recently appeared at the Meeting del Mare in Camerota, Italy. The architecturally-inspired work features gigantic arched passageways with a flock of birds surrounding its peak.

Tresoldi's use of the gridded material gives the piece a distinctive presence. The thin wire, with its countless tiny squares, makes his massive creation mostly see through. Against the blue sky, Incipit appears as an ethereal, almost ghostly form, a characteristic that's intensified thanks to the winged creatures suspended within the transparent frame. It's as if time has stopped, and the circling birds are a memory of what once was there.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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