Presentation of the project
for the realization of my father’s tomb
A small thank you for all you have done for us
After more than a year since your departure to the sky, thinking of you, to the person you were, to the husband, father and grandfather, I asked myself: "How can I depict and describe the influence your life had on us?"
I can think of a flower, not common, special, with something different, with the qualities that well represent you and the road and you walked along between us...
I do not know, but immediately a word resounded in my mind, a word that is often heard: PASSION, so sublimely represented by the PASSIFLORA, a flower with inside the signs of the passion of Christ. Already as a young man you had to take on your shoulders a cross too heavy for an eighteen-year-old boy with all his life full of projects ahead; but you didn’t back down, a step at a time you started this uphill path.
You were told that in a few decades you would end up in a chair wheels, it was better not to have a family, do not have children, you would have been a weight... You did not listen... you did not give up... Such as the passion flower holds on to what is around to grow, you held on at once to that Cross and the first beautiful flower, which represents you, was born.
These buds look at you, because for us you have always been the point of reference for when we needed words of comfort, advice, a person ready to listen, help...
Who knows how many times, you too, in your quiet acceptance of what the life challenged you to accept, certainly needed comfort, a word, consolation...
That's why, for every time, I imagined Jesus taking off a hand from the Cross to comfort you with a caress in those many hard times that life put before you; just like you used to do to us with those big hands, but weak, sick and unable to do the many things that normally dads do, but equally strong, welcoming, reassuring, warm, loving... but now distant, regretted and desired.
Everything passes, your love remains
FIRST STEP: MAKING PASSIFLORA
Making passiflora with utilization of embossed copper sheet, welded with alloy, silver plated petals, branch, buds and leaves were process whit same acid for obtain the green colour
SECOND STEP: THE CROSS
The cross is obteined in one piece from a copper sheet 12 mm and wrought on anvil for give the curvature and the movement of set about for caress the flower on the knees
THIRD STEP: MAKING SCROLL
Making scroll obteined from a embossed copper sheet 8/10 mm using the antique tecnique of the pitch
FOURTH STEP: THE STUCTURAL BOX
The stuctural box making with a stainless steel sheet 5 mm and a girose copper upper molding like a “S“ the first letter of Salvatore and welded wiyh alloy
FIFTH STEP: THE ASSEMBLY
The aseembly through stainless steel threaded rods anchored at the natural stones whit chemical resin and welded on the box
SIXTH STEP: PLACEMENT
Placement in Marcheno’s cemetery in Brescia country with collaboration of the whole family for this very important circumstance