In the Same Sea

By: Francesco Dabbicco

Bari, Italy,

Artist Statement

Narration by succession of images has become my way of telling stories. This work is inspired by one of the great dramas of my land, the migratory journey from North Africa to the European coasts, a journey that too often ends without reaching the destination. Mine is such a simple reflection that every time I’m amazed at how much it is taken for granted: we are all born from the same sea, a sea that bathes the coasts of all continents and connects every culture, a sea that gives life and sometimes brings death, a sea that, in the course of history, has been crossed by all peoples to conquer, to escape, to exchange and finally, simply, to travel. The work consists of three “frames” which were obtained by digitally mounting two illustrations painted in oil on canvas paper.