Alessandra Calò. The Garden's Tale was printed in 70 copies numbered from 1 to 50 in Arabic numerals and from I to XX in Roman numerals, the latter are accompanied by a Fine Art print not reproduced in the book and authenticated by the artist.
Fine Art prints (view sample pages here beside): 24 x 18 cm | ed. 10; 18 x 24 cm | ed. 10
". . . The darkness forces the viewer to enter into the realm of something unknown and mysterious, into the territory of uncertainty and improbability. But this uncertainty opens paths in the darkness that guide the viewer to encounter unexperienced realities. It could also be said that the absence of light, which enables us to see real things in their real surroundings in real time, replaces the perception of the given world with the imagination of possible worlds. The less we see and recognize, the more we imagine and create in our mind. . . .
At the same time, the realm of intimacy does not lack references of collective, conventional narratives or motives from cultural contexts. On the contrary, we can witness an interesting intermingling of different images and fragments related to cultural historical contexts. In some images the arrangement of objects and the treatment of life in the subtle domestic interior scenes remind us of certain "grand painting" traditions from the seventeenth century, especially the still-life painting in the Netherlands; in other cases, some references to English landscape painting appear and combine with the details of the garden scenes captured in Alessandra Calò's images. . . .
The less the light irradiates things, the more the recipient comprehends the essential life of things. The dark pages of Alessandra Calò's subtle oeuvre The Garden's Tale reveal this hidden, fragile, vulnerable, internal life in the realm of uncertainty. " Lóránd Hegyi