The title of the work ‘ Poi Piovve Dentro’ is an abbreviated version of a verse taken from Dante’s Purgatorio (XVII canto) “poi piovve dentro all’alta fantasia” and means, literally- translated, “then, it rained down into the highest imagination. “ Calvino reiterates this phrase in a 1988 essay, saying: “La fantasia è un posto dove ci piove dentro”: “The imagination is a place where it rains inside”
Using architectural forms as metaphor, and painting, printing and collage as method, this triptych was constructed around the actions of building, breaking and reassembling. It speaks about the permeability of the structures we create and inhabit to protect and define ourselves, to mark off inside from outside. It is concerned with the way mental barriers translate into physical ones and vice-versa. Above all, it is interested in how these boundaries can be deconstructed.