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My marble sculpture “Spirito Libero Portatrice di Luce” was inaugurated last Monday in Pietrasanta. This sculpture, which commemorates the tragic loss of Valentina Prisco, victim of the road, was commissioned by her mother Maria Luisa Secchi, pictured on the right in the photo above.

In attendance were the Mayor of Pietrasanta Alberto Giovannetti,Capo di Gabinetto Adamo Bernardi,Valentina Fogher of the Cultural Offices, Massimiliano Simoni president of Pro-Loco Focette, Ivano Carlesi of Pro-Loco Focette, Patrizia Lombardi assesore di Viareggio, Commandante Polizia Stradale di Prov. of Lucca Serafina di Vuolo, the parish Priest of Focette and representatives from the association of organ donors A.I.D.O. of Viareggio among may friends and family.

This sculpture is in memory of Valentina but is also dedicated to all the Victims of the road and the Italian Organ Association A.I.D.O..

The statue is located on the corner viale Roma – the “Lungo Mare” Boulevard – and via Dalmazia in Focette.

Thank you to Maria Luisa Secchi for the commission, my friends and all who participated.

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Public Sculpture Commission

I am very pleased to extend an invitation to the inauguration of my latest public sculpture commission.

“Free Spirit, Bearer of Light” is the title of the sculpture; it is in memory of Valentina Prisco, and it is dedicated to all the victims of the road and to the Italian Association of Organ Donors (AIDO). The work is donated to the City of Pietrasanta by Maria Luisa Secchi, Valentina’s mother.

The sculpture is made of Carrara marble and stands three meters and ten centimeters tall. It will be unveiled, in an official ceremony, next Monday at 10:30 am on the Viale Roma – which is the main thoroughfare along the seashore in Focette, Marina di Pietrasanta – on the corner of Via Dalmazia. In attendance will be the Mayor of Pietrasanta, Alberto Stefano Giovannetti, and the sculpture will be blessed by the local priest.

The sculpture will become part of Pietrasanta’s International Park of Contemporary Sculpture, you can find out more about the open-air sculpture park by visiting the Museo dei Bozzetti’s page, linked here.

It would be wonderful to see you all there!

Inauguration of “Free Spirit, Bearer of Light”
Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 10:30am
Viale Roma – corner of Via Dalmazia
Focette,
Marina di Pietrasanta

Here is a Sneak Peek at my latest Public Art Commission, which will be donated to the city of Pietrasanta.

The sculpture is titled “Spirito Libero, Portatrice di Luce” and is in honor of Valentina Prisco, whose life was taken at 27, by a drunk driver in 2013. The monument is dedicated to all victims of the road and to the Italian Organ Donor Association, A.I.D.O.

The photo depicts the model, which is in gesso – the sculpture, which will stand 2 meters 38 centimeters, and will be carved out of Carrara White Marble.

The monument is scheduled to be inaugurated in the Fall, and will be placed by the Viale a Mare, in Tonfano, Pietrasanta.