where la ush forests exist in spite of the Volcano.
That is where
Miriam found the Juniper Root that supports the fused glass
She found it while taking the photograph that she translated
into a glass masterpiece.
The Root has natural red - orange color.
Glass and a Juniper root
It was in November, last fall. The Volcano looked
majestic, immense, and dangerous.
Sicily is truly a magic land.
Everybody knows the blue of her bays, the black of the lava…
but few know that the old trees on the slopes of the Volcano are
It is an odd sensation to see a 500 year old tree
on both sides of which lava has flown several centuries before
maybe there was an angel dividing the river of lava like Mosses
divided the Red Sea?
Heroic trees, survivors and fair witness of an
ancient forest, you are still holding to Life.
I have walked bewitched among the high trees, lost in the yellow
and in the red, in a fairytale fall,
thinking about the eternal paradox of the “fragile” strength of
Miriam Di Fiore