Arnaldo Pomodoro

sculpture and graphic works

Dream I

1994

Dream II

1994

Dream III

1994

Dream IV

1994

Dream V

1994

Dream VI

1994

Dream VII

1994

Dream VIII

1994

Dream IX

1994

Text by Arnaldo Pomodoro from The Frontier of the First Sheet No. 3

I arrive at the great graphic works that I have entitled "Dreams" (whether they are placed horizontally, as orbits, or vertically as figures-bodies): and in them, I believe both the suggestions of the cuttlebone are deposited, with its extraordinary value elementary and pure (which interested the great poet Eugenio Montale so much in 26), both the imagery that is given to the surface of the sea, from its motion, from its beach - and other reasons, the dress, the reception of light, the shell itself as a shield, the absolute icon of a "mantle", the fantastic projection of the mind in sleep.