The Senigallia Penelope Statue as a Guardian. Astrology, astrogeography, sculpting and the punctuation of the landscape by pieces of art.
The Penelope guardian statue at the end of the mole of the harbour of Senigallia, Ancona, Italy was created by Gianni Guerra. Date of erection was 5 July 2004.
Sculptures and other works of art when installed at a place become part of the energy flow in the area where they stand. They function as accupuncture (also lithopuncture) needles in the morphic field transferring the information of the work of art which they represent onto the living system of the landscape. For the reading of the signs the archetypal aspects or mythological characters which the sculpture represents gives us an explanation which kind of information is so transferred onto the morphogenetic field at a place. Penelope was the wife of Odysseus in Homer‘s Odyssey. She represents the faithful (or unfaithful) wife that spends her days awaiting the return of her husband`s ship.
The pose of the Senigallia Penelope Statue is purely tragical with a clear allusion to sexual attractivity. Her lower body is stuck (or sunken ) in the ground which limits her presence to the suffering from her situation. Her face is turned not to the sea but to the ground with her expression directed inwards.
Astrogeographic position for field level 4 which describes the topic and atmosphere of the sculpture´s exact position: the end of the mole is located in exact opposition of the two astrogeographic coordinates it lies in. On coordinate is in highly alert, defensive, mental water sign Scorpio sign of fortifications and indicator for the mole as a defensive installation. The second coordinate is in profitable earth sign Taurus sign of the earth, grounding, town centers and market places hinting at a place of resonance of the town center on this outpost of the town. This gives the statue a function like one of an ambassador receiving incoming ships (and spirits).
Scorpio as the sign of sculpting, imaging, metalworking is the indicator for the resonance of the topic of visualising spirits through the sculpture here.