Roots, twisted woods, pieces of metal and leaves, rope and straw are the elements with which he builds his works. Intertwining them with the colors of the earth, the shades of water and sky, the thousand shades of green of the landscape that he sees from the windows of his house on the hill. His name is Marcello Silvestri and, with Margherita, he lives in the middle of the meadows and under the trees of a house in Tarquinia. Here, in this countryside overlooking the sea, many men and women have passed, in love with art and life in the Spirit. For a moment of prayer, for an ecumenical meeting, to take a look at the workshop of an artist who works by reading the Word of God and making room for it. “It is the liturgy of the day that gives me the energy to go and compose,” says Sylvester. The Claudiana publishing house has recently edited the volume Sapienza antica e arte contemporanea. The Waldesian biblicist Paolo Ricca, presenting the volume declares, “The richness and variety of biblical material present in this anthology is not a simple homage to Scripture, for twenty centuries the fundamental rule of life and inexhaustible source of Christian faith. It is the recognition,” as the author himself says in his ‘Manifesto’, that “the sacred text becomes vital energy, operating in people conscious of their creative poverty.” To learn more visit the artist’s website.