1994 Alignments

This installation on the mountain-top of San Salvatore, overlooking Lake Maggiore, was fabricated using pieces of wood discarded from a nearby construction site.

This project was born out of the nostalgia of artworks aimed at conversing with the stars, with the gods, and I took inspiration from ancient Neolithic structures, in particular the dolmen and the alignments of mehnirs.

However, an essential part of this work is also an expression of frustration and practical incapacity.
Today, in over-regulated Europe, any permanent project, it doesn’t matter whether large or small, requires reams of permits that are almost impossible to get.
Conversely anyone can easily get a legal authorisation to waste a landscape with horrendous vacation homes.