Marconi‘s hill > Book creation > letterpress project > in collaboration with Italian artist and publisher Luciano Ragozzino > Edizioni il ragazzo innocuo
Process of the cover [ front & back]
Process of the inside double page
It is just an other regular cliff looking at the sea down below it. Local men have been given it the name of “Signal Hill “. Historically, this is the place where Italian Nobel Laureate Marconi succeeded his ‘magic’ communication across the Atlantic wireless!
For me this cliff remains a rock formation, created millions of years ago, similar, because detached from the Marocco coast – providing me with wanders of life signification and eshtetical challenges. Even so my goals are far more modest than Marconi’s ones and very less impacting on the consequances on the course of humanity, it comes from the same veine of questioning , what this ‘hill’ is going to provide and tell me? Help me to move on to possible ‘discoveries’? … physicits and artists having the same thirst when it comes for search on contemplating nature phenomena!
I find particularly ironic, even so not the least surprised, it has been deny Marconi to have his name link this very modest hill, we are not talking Mont Everest. I have been observing this rocks for sometime, it is time to repair this unfairness by dropping ‘Signal Hill ‘ for what it is : ‘ Marconi’s Hill ‘ .
Title of my artist book, may very much see the light thanks to an Italian creator in Italian land… to any, wishing to associate to this symbolic gesture, ‘give back to Cesar what belongs to Ceasar’.
The New York Times > Op-Ed page > Earth Day: April 20, 2006.
Not Out of The Wood Yet”
” The people most vulnerable to the disappearance of forests are the poor: nearly three-quarters of the 1.2 billion people defined as extremely poor live in rural areas, where they rely most directly on forests for food, fuel, fiber and building materials. But those of us in the developed world are hardly immune. Smaller forests mean fewer predators keeping insects and rodents in check in the Northeastern United States, a phenomenon linked to the spread of Lyme disease and West Nile virus, among others.
Everywhere, forests prevent erosion, filter and regulate the flow of fresh water, protect coral reefs and fisheries and harbor animals that pollinate, control pests and buffer disease. That is why the single most important action we can take to protect lives and livelihoods worldwide is to protect forests. And one of the best ways to do that is to change how we think about their economics. Sustainable forests, in turn, can form the basis for the health and economic well-being of the poorest among us, while benefiting everyone else as well. What could be a more satisfying vision for Earth Day 2006? ”
Don Melnick is a professor of conservation biology at Columbia University. Mary Pearl is president of Wildlife Trust. [ “Presently Mary Pearl, an internationally known and respected conservationist, is Dean and Vice President of Stony Brook Southampton. For the previous 15 years, she was President of Wildlife Trust.”]
– “Not Out of the Woods Yet” linoleum cut, 2nd publication: Le Courrier International magazine (No 992), November 2009, Paris. Titled “Alerte au trafic d’ebene et de palissandre”