Gnocchi Artyst is an installation artist who live in Toronto, Canada.

 

 

MY WILD LIFE IS COMING BACK

Arno River, Firenze, Italy, 2002

 
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I collected pieces of wood that I found around, to make the message on the ground, to say it out loud that “MY WILD LIFE IS COMING BACK”... read more >>

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I often went to sit on the high stone wall along the bank of Arno, the river flows in the middle of Firenze and cuts the city into two pieces. I stayed there for hours, looking at the wild flowers, watching the birds, ducks, rats and other animals until the sun set … It was the wildlife in the city - my wildlife - because I was homesick and very lonely.
 
My wildlife in sunset

One day, it was a Sunday, I came there, and all of my wild plants and flowers disappeared. Somebody had cut them all. There was only the bare brown ground in front of my eyes. No ducks, no birds, no rats. I lost my friends.

I went down to the bank, looked closer to find the animals. I saw a dead rat. But I also saw small plants were rising. They were growing back. My wildlife will come back someday! It might take several months or even a year, but it will come back. So I collected pieces of wood that I found around, to make the message on the ground, to say it out loud that “MY WILD LIFE IS COMING BACK ”! (At the time, I didn't know that "wild life" and "wildlife" were not the same thing.)

I found a broken bicycle wheel for the O in the word "COMING". The piece was about 20 meters long and 1.5 meter wide.

The site was Lungarno Amerigo Vespucci 38 Firenze, Italy. See the piece on Google map >

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