Sole Spietato del Campidano (Merciless Campidano Sun)

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Resinotype monotypes on watercolor paper – 4 prints 13"x17¾" + 1 print 9¾"x12½

These prints are obtained putting a photosensitized sheet directly in a pinhole box, which is left out for an entire day (the white arc is the sun passing throughout the day).

MERCILESS CAMPIDANO SUN,
the troubled story of T. Piras,
called "Facci Niedda" [
Black Face] because
of her constantly tanned face,
a woman affected by a rare disease.
Her scarce sight
guides her out of home in Summer's sunniest hours,
and the intense light makes her
progressively fall into a catatonic state.
Circumventing her husband's and chidren's surveillance
T. disappears sometimes for the whole day,
and is found lying on the ground
in the most unexpected places –
her head tossed back,
her eyes wide open,
her skin parched by the torrid air.