Tindaro Screpolato is an enormous bronze statue by sculptor Igor Mitoraj that is located in the Boboli Garden in Florence, Italy. The Germany-born Polish artist’s towering structure features the cracked and disembodied face of a man set against the lush, green landscape of the garden. The crumbling visage complements its lively environment, at times seeming like its guardian that weathered down to nothing more than a fractured face, holding its position nonetheless.
The spectacular sculpture is an eye-catching piece that passersby feel compelled to capture, both digitally and on film. There’s a draw to the statue that, all at once, depicts strength and fragility. There’s a sense of loyalty, power, and persistence in the face of adversity. Like the garden itself, the sculpture must push through nature’s elements and acclimate.
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