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L-Għażżiela

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Current bid: €370.00

  • The Artist: NATHAN PORTELLI

    Portelli is a visual artist born and based in Gozo. Fascinated both by nature and human behaviour he seeks to bring out the marriage (or divorce if you like) of these two. His current work deals with the contemporary effects brought forth by a money-driven society on its nature and identity.


  • Start date: December 14, 2021 2:38 pm
  • End date: December 21, 2021 2:30 pm
  • Current bid : No active bids
  • Published: October 31, 2021 8:23 pm
  • Modified: December 21, 2021 2:38 pm

Description:


Artist: Nathan Portelli

Year: 2021

Medium: Cement on Wood

Framed: YES

Dimensions: 62cm x 65cm

An almost 300-year-old devotion had the people of Żebbuġ in Gozo hold their belief in the 'Għażżiela' and its powers in protecting their homes from lightning and the harshest of Mother Nature. Today, I too convinced myself to find comfort in the Għażżiela, hoping this time it would protect my home from the evil of men and that Mother Nature will eventually win.

 


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