Sanguinello, January

Now in the depth of winter comes a sun.

Blood orange, from Sicily.

From the slopes around the volcano, Etna.

Sweet, red-orange.

The depth of their colour depends on light, temperature and variety.

Warm days, cool nights.

The anthocyanins, a family of antioxidant pigments more commonly found in blackcurrants and blueberries, give the orange its blood colour.  They will only develop in the right conditions, particularly when temperatures are low at night – and Mount Etna provides the right climate.

These ‘suns’, from that special place, take me through January.


About inquiline

Contemporary artist making live performance, sound, video and digital artworks, with people and places. Often nature is involved. Parks and other urban green spaces and networks are at the centre of my current research interests beside a long term general interest in the meeting points between the human and non-human.

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