The farmer Fiorenzo Pilia was born in 1933. He had no formal and artistic education, but at the age of sixty he began making sculptures with residual material, resin, scraps and waste. The garden that Pilia began decorating in 1993 in 4.000 mq, outside the Sardinian village of San Sperate (Sardinia), represents the mystery of life. Pilia’s specialty is life-sized sculptures: one of this constructions in a sculpture of a lying female, 15 meters long (almost 49 feet), made by applying a mixture of foam and glue to a model from chicken wire. One can enter the woman’s body through a door between the legs; the interior displays internal organs made from wire and cable, and also demonstrates the growth of a baby inside the womb.
The garden has a variety of other large constructions in addition to the reclining female, including a large figure made from gauze that towers above the bushes of the garden, and a wooden tower that represents one of the New York Twin Towers during the 9/11 attack, created shortly after 2001. There is also a crocodile whose tail is in the form of a hand.
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Address: San Sperate ( located at the entrance to the town )