When I first heard about this project, I had no idea who Antonio Gramsci was. Here’s a shortcut – http://www.marxists.org/archive/gramsci/.
After reading about him, the first image that poppped into my head was flying books. The notebooks he wrote while imprisoned, freed him and freed others to think differently. I wanted to depict his notebooks as his salvation from the confines of his phisical prison. The quote is from one of his works and the closest translation I could find was, “but what happened.”
I liked that. I often find myself asking the very same thing.
And so, my artwork, fittingly, adorns the entrance to the Gramsci Library and Archives, where you can read his words, written in his own hand and find your own flying book.