The installation reproduces the vast blue sea of the Mediterranean constituted by a texture similar to the waves, made up of many strands of plastic nets (polypropylene) that traps marine fauna and flora and many plastic objects, often disposable, common all over the world ( toys, razor blades, balloons, pail fabrics, detergent containers, ski boots, slippers, non-biodegradable bottles, etc.). All this makes us aware that our world is really characterized by the use of plastic objects and that all our daily actions are linked to this now taken for granted use, from which we are unconsciously dependent. In the center stands an urn with ashes mixed with pieces of plastic (microplastics, building bricks, sticks for cleaning the ears, plugs, etc.): a sign that not even the death of the physical body can eliminate longevity, persistence, 'omnipresence and the resistance of plastic in our lives. The urn represents the discovery of an underwater archaeologist of the future on the Mediterranean backdrops, reflecting the plastic era, which we are experiencing today. Inside there are no fibulae, jewels, coins, seals or precious elements of the past coming from the funeral goods of an ancestor, today jealously exposed in museums, but plastic: a sign of the spiritual poverty of today's consumerism. It is interesting to also focus on the color: the plastic imitates very well all the infinite and rich color shades existing in nature, in shells and fish: the colors are bright and phosphorescent, that's why the installation is so alive in color, in contrast with the dull and gray ashes. It is as if an artificial world had been formed that coexists with the original and natural one, a sort of Maya veil. Water has always been synonymous with life, in the plastic age, it does not seem to be that way anymore. In the sea there is the greatest quantity of plastic on the globe; the dissolved microplastics mix with sea salt once considered gold (found in 90% of the sea salts on the market) that become fish and seafood feed, thus entering the human food chain. In most bottled waters normally on the market, traces of plastic have been found. Nowadays plastic, after entering into normal daily use, has become an intrinsic part of the human being as well as representing a new era not yet described in the history books, the age of plastic.
Through the universal language of art I wish to divulge the alarming message for plastic pollution, increasingly present in the Mediterranean Sea and close to us, often underestimated by everyday life and everyday life and provoke a reaction of restlessness and reactive shock in individual individuals to preserve the future for the coming generations.