Project in favor of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation
Art for Research
Arborea is, in the imagination of the artist Annalù, a modern Dryad: nymphs who lived in the woods and embodied its strength and vegetative luxuriance. They did not form a body with trees but could move freely and dance. Beautiful and young they had their lower part ending in a sort of arabesque that imitated a tree trunk.
Arborea has his face slightly bowed downwards where his arms are closed over his chest because the essence of his soul is a transparent breath. The skin as the shell of this “vital breath” carries stigmata forged in geometric incisions: they are fractals that are repeated in the shapes and ways of an intricate maze. In looking inside, Arborea anchors itself to the Earth with roots that melt and fluidify as if they were appendages and support for this nephes. It is known that cystic fibrosis leads to a progressive accumulation of mucus in the lung tissue such as to easily cause infections and then cause severe respiratory failure.
Arborea with its luminous presence and its transparent soul seems to breathe in harmony with Nature and therefore wants to be a hymn in search to defeat this genetic disease.