inkjet archival ink on Museo 100% cotton rag
84.1 x 118.9cm
The Albatross is for me a symbol of both isolation and social fidelity: “This solitary traveller crosses immense distances alone, yet its objective is always to reunite with its life-long partner and companions”. The albatross is often ‘at sea’, and many of us may find ourselves, metaphorically, in a similar position having had our usual modes of life taken from us in the blink of an eye during this COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, according to Luccio, “with love as the driving force, trust in the process, and hope for the future we can also emerge to a new reality enhanced by the reflection on meaning that enforced solitude tends to provoke”.