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The European tectonic plates under Calanca meet the African plates like a sandwich, in geological terms this is called “CROCODILE JAW”
In that way the crocodile became our animal totem.
We live in a small vertical valley made of stones in the heart of the Swiss Alps, despite this we see very well what happens around us and we would like to make a sign of friendship and to keep hand in hand with our neighbouring continent Africa.
The head of Calanca Biennale with the enormous support of the stone quarry Alfredo Polti SA, will implement a giant solid stone sculpure crocodile shaped.
Once we had decided it, we could clearly see our crocodile surfacing from the heart of our planet as if he was alive shouting
Help ! I’m burning !
and this suddenly became a global ecological message.
The slogan “Help ! I’m burning !”
Make a gloomy reality more digestible to the eyes and mind.
Accepted to exhibition