For Maria Rebecca Ballestra art has a thousand forms, this artist looks around and steal from the sea, surrounding landscapes, mountains, scenery more distant and nature.
It’s a trip on trip, always careful to social issues and environment related, seeing the world through suggestions of heart, combining environment theme to journey and emotion … forcing who view her pictures to a journey, in his humanity, even if unconscious.
She saw large expanses, which seem to be alive for the wind, pristine seas, people, moments of life, leaving the silence, clouds that made longer and mysterious trips and her deep curiosity, finding life in inanimate things, understanding details of suggestion.
This wonderful journey of Maria Rebecca Ballestra, which involves us, it’s exciting, with photos, videos and other material collected during her world trips.
It’s art, which express and document at the same time, the effort and result that every trip produced in her and in all interlocutors: JOURNEY INTO FRAGILITY is her latest project and was presented to the Naval Galleries Port Hercule in Monte Carlo Riva on Friday 10th.
This event, which was attended by the most important Monegasque authorities, was seen even by Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The idea of the project has grown after the meeting of Maria Rebecca with the poet and essayist Max Morasso in 2011 spring and the inspiration of the “trip to the fragility” was his “Charter for the Earth and man “, a manifesto inspired by ecophysics that he has entered in 2001, signing it with several Nobels and Pulitzer. The themes involved and its 12 points led the artist to engage in 12 stages around the world promoting debates, thoughts and initiatives to sensitize the love for our planet.
These are the stages:
Ghana in the village of Abtenim. She spent two weeks interviewing the heads of the village for their relationship with Nature.
The second stop was Switzerland. The artist has mediated on delicate issue of politics towards environment. Can diplomacy work for the common good and for our World?
Madagascar, where Rebecca has documented one of the most amazing, charming and rich ecosystems and therefore most threatened on the planet.
Abu Dhabi, 4° stage, was analyzed to understand its sustainability in the system.
Fifth stage was China. Thanks to “Creatives in Residence” project Maria Rebecca stayed in Fuyang, the garden city, model for national environmental protection. In Hangzhou she visited West Lake, inscribed in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Sixth stage: Singapore. One of the successes of the city is history and research for the sustainability of water: NEWater.
Costa Rica. Rebecca saw the continuous tropical forest thinning by visiting: Palo Verde National Park, Arenal National Park, Conservation Area of Guanacaste and Corcovado National Park.
Eighth stage Wales. Ecovillages, including Lammas, offering an alternative lifestyle, rural.
Iceland: here BGS scientists are monitoring a glacier that for over 15 years is melting under the global warming effects.
10° destination was France. Mediterranean Sea is one of the most polluted in the world, but is the temple of cetaceans even if it’s at risk for maritime traffic and the resulting pollution.
Brasile. Anthropocentrism urban areas is an increasingly difficult theme. Chaotic life of business areas crashes with social inequalities within a few blocks away.
After this long journey, which lasted two years, final act took place on the Certosa Island where as many as 3 permanent installations will remember what we might call an artistic traveling experience. On the island will be implemented soon a redevelopment project aimed to preserving natural heritage through a public park. During the presentation we’ll see the solar catamaran PlanetSolar, first boat in the world to go around the globe using only natural energy.
Source: Alberto Palermo for Sliding Arts