It's called censorship. The attempt to silence the individual voice or the voice of the group has been practiced throughout the ages. When access to the media is controlled by the government or the elite, people will use whatever means at their disposal to speak truth to the powerful. This has been a practice in Italy for centuries, and it continues today. Those who feel a social responsibility to question and confront policies they do not agree with, write their protestations on the wall of the city. These writings are the voices of people concerned about the future of their country and society. Most of these public statements are poignant. Yet, most ate also painted out. They are painted out today as they have been for over the past 1000 years.
The images I have made strive to meld the issues and concerns of the 21st century with the beauty and history of the past. It is my intention to bring attention to these new voices and to the quieting of them by the over-painting.