The nativity theme is a favorite christmas subject for pavement artists. I did two of them during my first years in Rome. The first was a copy from Tiepolo and the second from Honthorst.








When 3D pavement art became popular I designed my own nativity composition. I executed this composition twice, the first time in the Xanadu commercial center in Madrid, and the second time in Perth, Australia. The Perth version was filmed as a time-lapse video.


The time-lapse can be seen below:



Dies Irae

Dies Irae Canvas 600This is possibly my most well-known image. It has been published countless times. Here the image is inserted into the graphic surround I designed as the poster for the second Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival. I later produced a set of posters with the original 13th century poem of the Dies Irae. The poem is fairly long, but I have attached a translation here: Dies Irae Text.

Dies Irae translates as The Day of Wrath, and describes the last judgment, when the dead crawl out from the Earth to be judged. it is part of the Catholic Requiem mass and has been set to music by Mozart, Verdi and other great composers.

Below is a setting by Camille Saint-Saëns:

There is a story about the creation of the work that can be read here.

The poster was produced in a fairly large number. I am offering an archival print of it on canvas in a signed but unnumbered edition. Click here for more information.

The Ghetto

Ghetto 600This was the third of three images I created on the theme of contemporary “hells”. This work is shown in front of a completely burnt out building of a huge nursery that was near the Garda lake in Northern Italy. The image is filled with details of all sorts of evils brought on by poverty. It is one of my personal favorites and was used on the inside cover of my book, Asphalt Renaissance.

The image is available as a limited edition print. Click here for more information.