THE STONE OF THE GARGANO
Michelangelo Di Mauro
BECAUSE IT IS WHAT IT IS,
with stones we can make statues, music, and poetry
(L.Plamondon – P.Panella)
My name is Michelangelo Di Mauro and I am the creator of this website.
I am a doctor and I live and work in Pescara,
in the Abruzzo region. Even though I was born in the Trentino Region,
my roots are in the heart of the Gargano, at Carpino in the province of Foggia.
Here I have spent my holidays since I was a child and even today
I still go there with my family. For this reason, I think about the Gargano and “the otherGargano” in a very special way. This has led me to create a website so that
I can share my passion with anyone who would like to
the world of mushrooms has led me to create an original
artistic form: the stone mushrooms, thought of by me and
made real by the extraordinary stone shapes that nature has given us.
These shapes I have searched for meticulously during my nature walks.
These stone shapes can be seen and admired in the permanent
exhibition rooms at Carpino (FG), decorated with “I Rucioli”,
“The big masks”, “The Venere of the Gargano” and other stone wonders,
enhanced by Silvana Giancristofaro .