Shaded Alley, “La Ville / Le Jardin / La Mémoire”, Académie de France in Rome, Villa Medici, Rome 2000

Via d’Ombra (Shaded Alley) is a work specially commissioned the bamboo coppice in the grounds of Villa Medici in Rome. It is a made up of a raised “path” in cement that winds its way trough the bamboo plants and (at intervals) opens out into four “clearings”, each of which has a surface of coloured tiles and up in elevation four Squadre Plastiche (Plastic Squares) made of red glass fusion on copper.

preparatory drawings


Ph. Claudio Abate

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