“THE BLOOD MOON SHINES ACROSS THE VALE…” is a quote from the opening phrase of the song “House of a thousand guitars” written by Bruce Springsteen and recorded by the great American artist on his latest album “Letter to you”. It seemed like the perfect comment for my artwork “Blood Moon” (the Red Moon). The piece is a collage; it has a diameter of 79 centimeters and was created on a round table, precisely to evoke the same shape as the moon. As in all my collage works, the artwork is all done with waste paper from torn and decomposed advertising posters.
The compositional process is articulated in the phase of de-construction of the paper material (collected at the billboards) and its re-composition in a unitary scene using small pieces of waste paper. The theme of the round collage is dedicated to the red moon and its eclipse. I imagined that the Moon, the satellite that has always lived in symbiosis with the Earth (and the Earth with the Moon) in its becoming red vivified the Earth and gave it vitality, color, light and energy. I liked playing on the contrast between dark and light, between dark and colored papers, in a wave of colors that recalls the movement of the works of vorticism.
- “Blood Moon” (the Red Moon), Collage made of waste paper of decomposed publicity posters. Created on a round table, diameter 79 cms. Lacer/action project by Roberto Alborghetti. For info: email@example.com