Universal symbols have become such for their ability to immediately evoke life’s great events: the arch of the sky, the line on the horizon, a starry sky, the sun, the moon, the foliage of trees, the waves in the sea, springtime, the verticality of a tree and of a person, motherhood.
Each line, shape and color suggesting such events evokes memories of ancestral collective experiences.
These images are archetypes. The lines and shapes of our “cases”, developed vertically, create an internal landscape which takes us back to earth, to the horizon, to the sky, to the poetry of our first contemplation of the world we live in.
The great language of art and of sculpture has its origin from this ancestral human experience.
I do not believe in the modern concept of man completely detached from this experience, I believe that human beings can find their identity only through the discovery and acknowledgment of the world they live in.
The quality of the structures comes from our ability to give a high meaning to the space we live in.
Even the techniques employed, such as interlocking (more suitable to wood), are a part of this discovery. The clearly defined joints become an element of beauty.
Giuseppe Rivadossi has also felt the need to carve his wood structures entirely from blocks from the very beginning.
The results of these two different yet equally effective techniques have a very different poetic meaning. The structures made of interlocked parts communicate the beauty of rationality and technology; those entirely carved from block evoke the earth, caverns, primeval memories.
Our living space is the landscape of our lives, of the relationships with our loved ones. The structures and images that define this space must help us find that great sense of unity between us and the everything outside of us, relation which constitutes the purpose of our being human.
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