The snail is one of the most meaningful animals for Cracking Art, thanks to its regenerative properties that symbolise rebirth and improvement. The snail moves slowly and patiently, representing the importance of moving gradually and safely towards a target. Its “home,” or shell, is not only associated to domesticity but also with mass communication in Italy, as the Italian word for snail – chiocciola – is also the name used for the @ symbol. The helix of its shell, which allows the snail to both hear and move, emphasizes the importance of the ability to listen and the utility of the upward movement which regulates the universe.
The medium Snail is a limited edition artwork realised in 99 copies per colour (10 colours), signed and numbered.
114 x 65 x 84 cm
44,8 x 25,5 x 33 in