By extracting with his own hands a piece of earth from the soil, Guido Dettoni has shaped this sculpture as a unity divided in two half parts, each one being a mirror reflection of the other one. The hands which join forming the unity and initiate the process: hands – mind – word.
MATER TERRA CIRCLE
The MATER TERRA circle is for children to comprehend beyon words and to experiment when playing with the body as in a dance.
While playing in each one of the mirrored enlarged halves. they comprehend at the same time the process leading to unity.
MATER TERRA poetry
Carles Duarte i Montserrat, 2004
For the sculpture by Guido Dettoni
The earth grows, exhales in your body,
the earth skin opens up to a new beating;
you feel it: it is an echo of yourself,
of the heart.
The light embraces you,
your life is a cradle,
and you stretch out your hands
the water of time
and you become
the mother, the world
An ancient tenderness is born within you.