Being born in the land overlooking that sea which was the cradle of civilization, is a random casualness. Living one’s own childhood in the presence of fishing boats and stonesof a fabulous pastinhabited by Gods and Heroes is an experience that forever affects the imagination, determining in some way the development of personality. Leaving that native place and train elsewhere is only the premise of a return that prescinds from the physical place, a return that is realized in the creative practice with the complicity of memory.

Current burning issues give the Mediterranean back a central role in contemporary society: art should not shirk the debate; its contribution can foster the spirit of coexistence between cultures.