Crocodile


The European tectonic plates under Calanca meet the African plates like a sandwich, in geological terms this is called “CROCODILE JAW”.
The head of Calanca Biennale with the enormous support of the stone quarry Alfredo Polti SA, will implement a giant solid stone crocodile, 30 meters long, a stunning landart installation. Once we had decided it, we could clearly see our crocodile surfacing from the heart of our planet as if he was alive shouting Help ! I’m burning ! and this suddenly became a global ecological message.

The Crocodile, a symbol of protection
The crocodile is a cold blood animal, a symbol of protection against all evils. We will set the sculpture in Santa Maria in Calanca in the Swiss Alps as a sign of protection over the territory. We are currently working on the project, which will soon be ready. As soon as this pandemic emergency ends we will set this amazing work of contemporary art.
© Alfredo Polti SA
Illustration by Yuna Quinn Patricia, 7 years old
Illustration by Yuna Quinn Patricia, 7 years old
Illustration by Yuna Quinn Patricia, 7 years old