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Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, installation view, Lodi, 2017
 

La Cattedrale Vegetale

Conceived by the artist Giuliano Mauri in Lodi, the wooden structure hosts 108 oak trees – 60 cm high, planted inside the columns that make up the five naves.

 

Art

The artist Giuliano Mauri died at the age of 71 on 29th May, 2009 leaving behind several unfinished projects. A few years ago, his family decided to do their best to make at least one of his last wishes, a Cattedrale Vegetale for his town, a project which was immediately taken up the Municipality.

 

On October 2016, the wooden structure of the Cattedrale Vegetale designed by Giuliano Mauri was completed. In November 2016, after the commissioning of the work safety, the city administration began the construction of the cathedral getting 108 oak trees – 60 cm high, planted inside the wooden columns that make up the five naves.

Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, installation view, Lodi, 2017

Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, installation view, Lodi, 2017

Mauri bequeathed what is considered his artistic legacy, in which he explained his project of a Cattedrale Vegetale for his town, which means to believe in a place of worship and gathering where only nature exists with its strength and silences but also to be able to contemplate the sky and pray in one’s own way, or just let one’s own thoughts flow, finally to feel oneself as part of the work.

Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, installation view, Lodi, 2017

Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, installation view, Lodi, 2017


Giuliano Mauri, La Cattedrale Vegetale, 2017
“Ex Sicc” area
Lodi – Left Bank of the river Adda