Today is the 15thday of the Summer Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (5-21 August). an Italian land artist from Verona, Dario Gambarin has used his tractor to create a work of art in a field in Castagnaro in Verona, commemorating the XXXI Olympiad.
“I wish for sport to be able to unite people, reducing recent social, religious and racial tensions,” Gambarin said.
His work depicts the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the symbol of the Brazilian city, embracing the five Olympic rings, in a canvas of 47,000 square metres of field. His work is 180 metres in length, five times longer than the actual statue.
It is not the first time that Gambarin has produced such a work of art with his tractor. He has completed many projects of portraits of famous persons; the former leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro (2015), Pope Francis (2013), and US President Barack Obama (2009), for instance.
His works have a very short first life, as the field should be then ploughed and cultivated, in order to be ready for the next harvest. His works are produced between the harvest of the crop and the sowing of seed for the next one.
Posted by Ioannis Tzortzakakis
Source: “Italian artist creates giant Olympics tribute with his tractor” The Telegraph, 1 August 2016, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/01/italian-artist-creates-giant-olympics-tribute-with-his-tractor/