To domesticate natural world - is an aesthetic an ethic mission that human pursues from ancient times: the topos of Hortus Conclusus can be foundover the centuriesin sacred and profane literature and iconography, reflecting with words and images “the beautiful” for excellence. Metaphor of virginal purity, the garden enclosed within the walls of the palace (or of the monastery) represents place of joy where you can intimately admire the beauty of the artificial nature.
A place where female voices resound among presence that live in Margherita Paoletti’s works. The pointy bodies educate interior gardens that, despite the fact they explode wildly, have well-defined borders, such as the architectural ones. Ornamental elements blend with the luxurious wood that takes the control of the artworks: familiar and well-known objects. A young girl investigates the horizon from an arcade.
From these windows, placed inside bodies, we are able to analyze our own interior research whose decipherment is facilitated by the presence of Flemish symbols: the skull, the hourglass and the wilted petals provides vanity to the populated garden, remembering how important the flowing time is and providing a dim light of infinity.