Blessed by God
To go up into the Calanca Valley
is to go towards a subtle dimension
to go through the door of the celestial opening again
to get in touch with a value engraved in my DNA
the bravery in every humble expression.
I enter my church, the walls dissolve
I’m in the middle of the valley, in the stream, on the stones.
Back into my childhood
when my name was “Blessed by God”
Benedetta da Dio
Salire la valle Calanca
è andare verso una dimensione sottile
varcare di nuovo la porta dell’apertura celeste
entrare in contatto con un valore inciso nel mio DNA
il coraggio nelle sue umili espressioni.
Entro nella mia chiesa, i muri si dissolvono
sono in mezzo alla valle, nella corrente del fiume, sui sassi.
quando il mio nome era “Benedetta da Dio”.
Photo courtesy of © Corrado Griggi
The Calanca valley is far away from urban or industrial centers. The valley is set between a range of mountains in the middle of the Swiss Alps surrounded by natural awe inspiring scenery.
Rossa (1194 meters above sea level)
Rossa is a village located at the very end of the valley consisting of a handful of houses and some chapels, like a nest in a wood among steep walls of stone.
Thanks to attentive political management, Rossa is transforming into a jewel of contemporary art.
This year Rossa will host our sculpture made of 32 granite blocks. The project has been assigned to Davide Macullo who has involved the children of the valley.