The definition of sculture meant as human activity, and described in brief as the will to express onself through the transformation of matter and space, is the one I subscribe to.

Considering its synthetic character, even the most recent forms of art can be considered as sculpture, though hybridized with other arts carrying completely original features compared to what was traditionally considered as sculpture, either because of their dimensions, or for their limited duration in time and more.

The ideas at the basis of much of my work are indebted to some of the above-mentioned art forms, while the technics and the materials I use are instead derived from the forms of expression which developed in the past in the territory where I live, Friuli.

My attempt is to find a way of harmonizing the techniques which are ancient and local with themes which are contemporary and universal at the same time.

The aesthetic aspect of my works often recycles scraps of images taken from the forms left by the cultures that followed each other in time in the territory of Friuli. In the shapes I created, the figurative vs. abstract dichotomy is annulled: I go to the two sources at the same time, and the choice between the two is dictated by the functionality of the final result for the work of art itself.

Sculpture, as a form of art, is an inner process carrier of changes and hopes, since it is a messenger of thoughts that have the power to change the spirit and therefore also reality.

Giovanni Defant