Sculptor Edoardo Tresoldi is known for crafting stunningly life-like figures with sheets of wire mesh. Using these same skills, the artist has created Incipit, a towering installation that recently appeared at the Meeting del Mare in Camerota, Italy. The architecturally-inspired work features gigantic arched passageways with a flock of birds surrounding its peak.

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Tresoldi’s use of the ridged material gives the piece a distinctive presence. The thin wire, with its countless tiny squares, makes his massive creation mostly see through. Against the blue sky, Incipit appears as an ethereal, almost ghostly form, a characteristic that’s intensified thanks to the winged creatures suspended within the transparent frame. It’s as if time has stopped, and the circling birds are a memory of what once was there.

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