A sculpture for two cities: Gorizia and Nova Gorica
The students of the specialization course went to the locality of Sant’Andrea in Gorizia for a first intervention on the sculpture that intends to symbolize the unity between Italy and Slovenia, between Gorizia and Nova Gorica, the two cities elected as Capital of Culture 2025.
The work promoted by the Skultura 2001 association sees the collaboration of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli, the Slovenian sculptor and teacher Jurij Smole and the stonecutters of the Third Age University of Aidussina in Slovenia.
A large block of stone, suitably prepared, has some parts covered in mosaic: strips of a common sky that unites the two municipalities, that of Gorizia and that of Nova Gorica, which will be sculpted later. The large parallelepiped located at the Hermit’s House in Sant’Andrea already shows through a network of lines drawn with inserted figures, the paths on which the chisels will intervene. The lower part of the sculpture will in fact be worked with relief scenes: in this way there will probably be a union of arts, probably also new mosaic inserts for embellishment and finishing.
The mosaicists led by master Francesco Anchora laid the blue strips of mosaic based on the overall project drawn up by master Stefano Jus, teacher of the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli with Jurij Smole, teacher of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana.
A first intervention of a participatory process for a work that is concretely the expression of a unity of spirit and intent.
May 20, 2022