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Hommage à de Bosset
Encaustic, oil and ink on plywood
30 x 30 cm

Here I pay tribute to Charles Philip de Bosset, the Swiss Lt. Colonel of Kefalonia, 1810, creator of important public works like the Drapano bridge. In a night scene, I recreated him in wax looking towards his family coat of arms with the emblematic «Column» in the background. Note that one of the small columns is painted orange like a constantly glowing flame of a soul. His public works, his legacy still lives on, by serving the island's inhabitants.