Honorable Mention / 2016 / Fine Art / Collage

What the trees dream

  • Photographer
    Paolo Vergnano

The plants switch phases of beauty with other quiescent and inconspicuous. In the winter break, we see them as dead.The work focuses on this period of long sleep and on what plants may be able to dream. Not dwell too much on the rationality or scientific nature of this statement.The plants dream of what they don’t have neither more nor less than us. These dreams have the butterflies as leading characters; in my view, they represent more than any other living thing awakening, heat, sun, spring.The butterflies are not only the actresses of the dream but even the bearers of dreams.And so the branch becomes caterpillar, an extension where the butterfly takes flight, after metamorphosis. The symbol of transformation and rebirth is also at psychic level; their inconsistency embodies the ephemeral and the resurrection.