Marcantonio uses a rarefied, symbolic poetry made of raw and hyper-realistic forms. Heart with Waterlily (“Cuore Con Ninfea”) is placed at the heart of the installation as an independent sculpture and allegory of artist as interpreter of nature.
Nature represents an infinity of forms that we all have inside. This work is meant to remind us that we are nature, our veins are like branches. Water is life, and the heart is the symbol of the self, love, the vital pulse, passion that can generate something as beautiful as a flower.
-Marcantonio Raimondi Malerba