The Tower Project

In medieval iconography towers often appear as schematic structures where saints find refuge to pray. Such architectural components are meant to function as higher and more exclusive alternatives to altars and often bear rich ornamental elements, such as paintings and scriptures, which stress even more the symbolic nature of worship. Reaching upwards, towers stand as symbols of the act of prayer itself, becoming figurative extensions of the human being that is always driven towards something greater than him/her. In this piece of work, the image of the tower-altar is invested with organic patterns which are meant to bring prayer forward as a natural force that makes us move always upwards, like the branches of a tree.