Flavia Pittalà was born in Paternò in the province of Catania in 1992. She attended artistic high school, and in 2015 completed her degree at the Accademia delle Belle Arti, specialising in painting. It is to this art that she decided to dedicate herself with passion, creating religious-themed paintings and participating in numerous exhibitions in the area. She lives and works in Paternò, where she collaborates with her fiance Alessandro Forte on a variety of projects, including Sicilian cart decoration.
Enamel and oil, 60 x 151 x 68.2 cm The scenes of everyday life and the Sicilian landscapes from the cart painting tradition are the inspiration for this refrigerator. The central panel features a farmer sowing his fields; on one side is a field hand riding a cart to work; on the other is a scene of one of the natural wonders of the Catanese coast: i faraglioni, or sea stacks. The blue background alternates with lively checkerboard patterns and chain motifs that echo the decorations typically painted on the cascia (bed) and sides of the Sicilian cart. Depicted on the top is a blooming prickly pear.