Rome-based visual artist Alice Pasquini recently completed an extensive mural project which celebrates the life and work of Italian poet Alfonso Gatto. Pasquini was commissioned by the Fondazione Alfonso Gatto to create the work in the city of Salerno, where the poet was born.
Pasquini created colorful murals along the walls of a large staircase, and also painted the words of Gatto’s poetry along the steps. As visitors climb up to inspect the details of the black and white people, ships, and birds set against splashes of blues and purples, they can enjoy the eloquent language of one of the most important Italian poets of the 20th century.
All of Pasquini’s work communicates meaningful messages to her viewers. Her bio explains, “Through her art she strives to demonstrate the small moments between people and their connections to one another. She wishes to represent human emotion and explore these emotions from a different point of view.”