A work of rebirth which tells a story of courage.
We are living through one of the most difficult moments of our time, which has put us to the test on many fronts. During this period I tried to imagine an artwork that could symbolise inclusiveness and the courage to expose oneself to welcome the future. Italy was born in Turin, and at that moment the first Toret, an artistic public water fountain with a bull’s head on the front, was installed in the city. Over the years, that fountain has become a symbol of the city, loved by all generations as well as a reminder of the birth of our country. I have chosen to tell a story of courage precisely of that bull, who after having seen all the recent history of this country, looking at the society lost by this crisis, decides to make an heroic gesture, to expose himself, to get involved, so with force breaks the metal of the fountain and comes out, to give a signal, because now it’s time to react.
TOH is a POP artwork, which speaks to everyone, which communicates the values that gave life to our country in Turin in 1861, values of unity and social inclusion that today more than ever we must remember and spread to build the future and wish each other a global peace.