Scoglitti (RG), Molo di Ponente
scatto di Giuseppe La Rosa
AMNIOS is a project conceptually inspired by the ancient symbolism of water. Symbols are the custodians of memory, the power of the symbol is to tell universal meanings to all people and to traverse unscathed through human generations taking on new values, but preserving ancient knowledge. The symbol of water is present in all peoples' cosmologies, it is an image that is linked to the flow of life, time, becoming, a metaphor for strength and vitality, that primordial element in which death and rebirth merge in the presence of unconscious energies. Water represents our emotional, irrational and creative side. The symbolism of water in relation to the image of woman, is the cavern from which energy flows, a womb that guards and contains the amniotic fluid, the primordial sap that generates life. Sicily has a visceral relationship with the symbolism of water, as it is an island bathed in the light and colors of the Mediterranean Sea. The sea, in Sicily, tells the stories of time and men, from the concave ships with Greek sails, to the barges of death of migrants. Today the giant of water and salt is the abyss that men must face for survival and freedom.