Pietro Porcinai’s Memorial to Enrico Mattei
November 16, 2011
I keep documenting the work of 20th century Italian garden architect Pietro Porcinai and went to the memorial he designed in memory of the President of the Italian energy group ENI, Enrico Mattei. A simple stone displays the names of the three people who died in the plane crash on October 27, 1962. Three oaks, a field bordered with huge trees turning red every year in October and a path that goes all around to walk and think about the ones who died. Located in the middle of fields, on the site where the debris of the plane were found, the memorial, like a big screen of trees when seen from the distance, appeared to me as a place of reflection.