Italy’s Infiorata festival is a spiritual, sharing, healing, devotional community based celebration and cultural event, all rolled into one. It symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue, appreciation and beauty of living life to its fullest, alongside the manifestation of its preciousness. This carousel book celebrates vaccines and science, alongside the beginning of some normal experiences, such as a simple hug from a loved one. Created with photos taken by the artist in Bolsena and Spello, Italy. The second layer of the book showcases the many hands – from young to old – that make this event possible. Open edition.
Maria G. Pisano
Maria G. Pisano is a book artist, printmaker, curator and educator. Her Memory Press works are represented in the Library of Congress, National Library of Medicine, and many more. Her book Hècatombe 9-11 has been chosen by the 9-11 Memorial Museum as an ambassador to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9-11. She curated Crossroads at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ.