Alfio Bonanno

Seven steps for Ii

The first impulse to this work of art was given by a photograph where a tar-burning pit is being built, taken by Valto Pernu who had collected his fortune as a photographer working at the market place. The work combines thus the tradition of tar-burning pits of the area and a model of 19th century ‘Jähti’ ships of Ii. Combining these forms, the artist has created a communal place for people to sit in Hamina, whose history can be traced back as far as to the 14th century.
Alfio Bonanno: Seven steps for Ii. 2008.