Canto XXXIII Purgatorio (142-145)
THE PLANTS AND THE STARS
“Whenever I use my hands to create, I learn new things. I am constantly learning new things, which is why during these decades I have been trying to confront myself with techniques that are different from the Faenza ceramic tradition”.
Since 1993, ceramist from Cervia Elisa Grillini exclusively dedicates herself to the production of artistic ceramics. She opened her first workshop in Lugo di Romagna, and more recently a new one in Montaletto di Cervia.
For this special edition dedicated to Dante, Elisa Grillini takes on a project that aims at enhancing figurative art, with ceramic works inspired by the Supreme Poet.
The artistic arrangement is complemented by large, handcrafted, chestnut wooden flower boxes, covered in jute cloth and filled with medicinal herbs (santolina, thyme, lavender) and flowering plants (Thulbagia and Gaura).
The green works were created by the Green Service Department of the Municipality of Cervia.
The artisan garden of aromatic herbs of the CNA and Confartigianato of Cervia revives its colors and is filled with smells and perfumes. Along the promenade of the Parco della Rimembranza a series of rustic containers welcome lavender, thyme, nepete, sage, as well as the pink note of the Gaure in bloom. “The Plants and the Stars”, an artistic touch by Elisa Grillini who brightened and colored this small green space dedicating it to the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death.