Author’s stems

Riccardo Cordero

Steli d’autore (Author's stems)

Riccardo Cordero
Steli d’autore
Bra and Roero
30th of December, 2017

“Steli d’autore”: six monoliths in Luserna stone
in the square in Castellinaldo

These are phytomorphic and geometric figures representing the balance and harmony between man and nature. In the Middle Ages it was customary to place symbols at the head of the rows of vines to keep the “masche” (witches of Piedmontese folklore) away.

From the Govone Castle Park to Castellinaldo d’Alba: six “author’s stems” in Luserna stone can be admired along the path of the public space in the heart of the town, in Piazza Castello.

The monoliths made by the master craftsmen of Valle Infernotto based on sketches by the master from Alba, Riccardo Cordero, have been placed on an iron platform.

“This is the first example here in Piedmont” explains the mayor of Castellinaldo Giovanni Molino, ” of an initiative that is part of a much wider project to promote the Roero area that all the municipalities are carrying out, each with its own peculiarities, which together increase its landscape and cultural value.”

The stone monoliths started from Govone: one part was temporarily exhibited on the premises of the CRC Foundation in Cuneo; the rest arrived to Castellinaldo, the project’s lead municipality.

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