Once a major traffic mixing point, Piazza del Popolo is primarily a pedestrian space on a community scale. Twin domed churches at the southern side open to the gigantic space, featuring a grand obelisk flanked by four spouting sphinxes. Specially shaped, cut, and lifted elements evoke the “Welcoming Gateway” energetic sense or vibe here.
Each of these art pieces illustrate the extraordinary, people-magnet places described in my book, Enlightened Rome: Discover the Magic of Piazzas and Public Spaces in Rome, Italy. This sculpture features the piazza’s open space as positive, and the building areas as negative. The cut, lifted elements highlight the character of the singular energy of this piazza. Heavy, art papers. Contrast art paper background similar color as shown, or alternate contrast color paper by request. Hand cut in white. Dimensions, 8” square ( or 20.32 cm square). Depth varies. Suitable for framing in a 10” or 12” shadow box frame. Frame not included.