Allotment | Scarecrow

glass | installation 200 x 200 x 200 cm | 2011

A scarecrow entirely made of glass with a symbolic meaning: it's a personal totem which is the protector of our home grown food. It's more then just a protector; it's a lunatic, a curiosity, a phenomena that triggers all our senses. It's very closely connected to nature, yet in a world of industrial agriculture it has no function anymore and becomes meaningless.
It's a historic and almost heraldic creature that protects all the different stages in the act of gardening. 

Photography by Francesco Allegretto