"Work, work, work, I prefer the sound of the sea" is the six-metre-long steel inscription on the bizarre monument at the end of San Benedetto del Tronto's seafront. One of Italy's most sensitive and unfortunate poets, Dino Campana, wrote in one of his literary compositions: "Fabbricare, fabbricare, fabbricare/preferisco il rumore del mare" (Building, building, building/ I prefer the sound of the sea). It was 1913 and these were the Canti Orfici. Many years later, the Piedmontese sculptor and painter Ugo Nespolo took those verses into consideration and readapted them, safeguarding the meaning. And here is the motto, placed vertically, in typical marine colours, standing on a mighty and solid three-foot fire-red structure.
“Work, work, work…” – The sculpture of Ugo Nespolo
Viale delle Tamerici, 5, 63074 San Benedetto del Tronto AP, Italy