Plants, commonly confined in people’s mind to decorative and secondary roles, become in this book the main characters of a surreal journey, during which they seem to silently subvert our commonplaces and thus change our point of view with their nakedness. Light penetrates them in order to reveal the concept of life, the function of space as well as the natural and unnatural world that surrounds us.
Suspended in empty space in an impossible moment, plants are portrayed as extraterrestrial living beings coming from bare and remote planets, able to tell us something absolute and to fill the present and transient moment of human life.
As in Tao principles, according to which the earth creates and the sky protects, the author has suspended these creatures for a moment in time in order to show them alive and mysterious.
The thoughts of those who love plants as living and intelligent creatures complete this book. They are different experiences which tell us that the meaning of life and of our origins is to be found in the balance between man and the environment as well as between cells and the human body.
Gianluca Balocco is an architect, a photographer and an artist. He lives and works between Verona and Mantova.