|Midnight Sun II, 1982|
The centre of the composition is occupied by three figures surrounded by a multitude of eyes-sailboats. The first one is blindfolded; the second, in a frontal position, look ahead; the third one has feminine traits, faces backwards, and looks behind. It is a free re-interpretation of the allegory of Prudence, seen as the ability of the present to learn from the past and act well in order not to spoil the future. The title of the work relates to a passage of the XI book of The Golden Ass by Apuleius, whose protagonist Lucius tells that he reached the borders of death and saw the sun shine a candid light on midnight.
photo courtesy of Donna Regina Foundation, Naples, Italy